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Israel's Olmert grilled for four hours

Prime Minister of Israel Ehud Olmert was questioned for 4 hours be the Israeli police Tuesday as a witness in a corruption investigation against his longtime aide.

Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said Olmert was questioned by the police's unit in charge of bribery investigations. He said Olmert was not a suspect in the case against Shula Zaken.

Police suspect that Zaken, Olmert's longtime personal assistant, arranged jobs in the Israeli Tax Authority in return for tax breaks for her brother. The case is part of a wider investigation against senior tax officials who are suspected of granting tax breaks to businessmen in exchange for bribes.

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