State witness to begin testimony in Olmert trial

01.07.2012                      11.Tammus. 5772

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State witness to begin testimony in Olmert trial

Gag order in Holyland Affair remains as ‘S.D.’ begins marathon 2-week, 12-hr day testimony in Tel Aviv District Court.

The heart of one of the most dramatic court cases in the state’s history, the Holyland Affair, involving former prime minister Ehud Olmert as well as a list of prominent political and business figures, begins on Sunday morning in the Tel Aviv District Court.
Judge David Rosen is set to preside over the first in a series of hearings of the state’s main witness that will run from 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. almost every day for two weeks. The witness is officially known only as “S.D.,” who according to reports is the key to the case against Olmert and many of the other defendants….