Not ME personally, but that’s what Avi Sherman told police today. That he personally gave Israels Crime Minister, Ehud Olmert envelopes stuffed with money from his rich American friends Morris Talansky and Daniel Abraham. Sherman was Olmert’s driver when he was the Mayor of Jerusalem. Parts of his testimony was aired on Israel TV, Chanel 2.

“When Olmert would arrive in New York,” Sherman is heard saying in one of the excerpts, “he would coordinate his trip with Shula Zaken, and I would go to the offices of the non-profit organization raising funds for Sha’arei Tzedek, which was headed by Talansky,and I would collect an envelope from his secretary. The envelope was full of cash dollars. Then I would go to the Regency Hotel and give the envelope to Ehud personally, in his hand.”

Sherman also testified that he gave Olmert funds from Abraham, who denied any connection to the money. Sherman said that the money was hidden in packages of the diet drink “Slim Fast,” which is a product manufactured by Abraham’s company.

Sherman was questioned by the National Fraud Investigations Unit several months ago, before the investigation into Olmert’s conduct was launched. However, after Talansky testified some two weeks ago, Sherman was summoned to testify for a second time. Police sources said they were not convinced of Sherman’s credibility. According to the sources, the investigators tried to corroborate his testimony this week, but it is not clear whether they will be able to rely on it.

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Several days ago, the police confronted Abraham with Sherman. Abraham vehemently denied Sherman’s allegations, and denied even knowing who Sherman was. Source: Ha’aretz

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