Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Something I really don't understand about the Olmert - Talansky case

Forget about bribery. Olmert admitted to getting envelopes of cash, he claims for election purposes. Aren't there laws in Israel regarding campaign contributions? I am 99% sure that the simple fact of hiding them and not recording them is a violation of the law. In addition, Talansky is claiming that he gave Olmert money for personal expenses like business class seats, hotel rooms, expensive cigars etc. Again forget about bribery, what about taxes? All of these things are taxable and Olmert "forgot" to report them. Again I am sure that Olmert violated a number of tax laws by accepting the money and not reporting it.

How can anyone think that Olmert will not be indicted? What am I missing?

I understand that bribery sounds a lot better and makes a much sexier case, but remember, Al Capone went to jail for income tax fraud.

3 comments:

Garnel Ironheart said...

Remember that the ends justify the means.

If the ends is a "peace agreement" with the Arabs that "only he could have arranged" then what's the matter with a few crimes along the way?

Has everyone forgotten how Peres and Beilin met with the PLO in violation of Israeli law to negotiate the Oslo Discord? But because of their great intentions, they still haven't been prosecuted.

Rabbi Lars Shalom said...

elmud must die...

i am a orthodox alien...

Garnel Ironheart said...

That guy has way too much free time on his hands...