Friday, August 1, 2008

ZenTiger Winston Steps Down

[NZ Conservative Scoop]
I was shocked to see that Winston has stepped down after revelations he accepted undeclared donations of around $150,000.
The surprise announcement marks the apex of a political storm raised after police launched an investigation in May over suspicions he had accepted vast sums of money from a businessman in order to finance elections campaigns and a lavish lifestyle in the 13 years before he became Minister for Racing and Minister for Foreign Affairs in 2005.

What I hadn't realised that he was all part of some Jewish conspiracy. Or have a mixed this story up with something else??

Although he has consistently denied wrongdoing, Olmert finally succumbed to the growing pressure to resign amid allegations of financial misdeeds, including reports that he pocketed money from various backers. Political analysts have been predicting his resignation since testimony that he took more than $150,000 in cash-stuffed envelopes from a U.S. businessman, Morris Talansky, to support a luxurious lifestyle.[Olmert Under Fire]
and this also:
Olmert, 62, announced today he would step down in September after a party leadership vote, marking an end to a premiership dogged by a graft probe.

"After the election of my successor I will step down to allow a government to be formed rapidly," he said, after declaring he would not run in the centrist Kadima party election.

The surprise announcement marks the apex of a political storm raised after police launched an investigation in May over suspicions he had accepted vast sums of money from a US businessman in order to finance elections campaigns and a lavish lifestyle in the 13 years before he became premier in 2006.
Oops, my mistake.


Related Link: Some-one steps down with allegations of accepting political bribes dogging their heels

2 comment(s):

KG said...

Heh! Nice one. :-)
By the way, I wonder how much of that cash Olmert's "principled, peace-activist" daughter pocketed, hmm?

Andy said...

Bah, you had me hopeful for a minute there. I can't see him ever standing down...

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