Reports in Israel say former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has been indicted on new corruption charges for allegedly seeking bribes in a series of real estate projects.
The alleged crimes took place while Olmert was mayor of Jerusalem, a position he held before becoming prime minister in 2006.
Olmert has denied all charges.
Eli Zohar, a lawyer for Olmert, speaking today to Reuters in Jerusalem said his client was innocent.
"I don't know what there is a dispute about and what their isn't," Zohar said. "Ehud Olmert did not accept bribes, period."
The former Israeli leader, who is already standing trial on a separate corruption charge, has been tainted by suspicions of corruption during his three-decade political career, without once being convicted.
The accusations, however, forced Olmert to resign after a three-year term as prime minister in 2009.
compiled from agency reports