David Friedland, a business partner of Morris Talansky, said in court on Tuesday for former prime minister Ehud Olmert’s corruption trial that Talansky celebrated when former prime minister Ariel Sharon fell into a coma. “I bet on the right guy,” Friedland claimed Talansky said, when Olmert replaced Sharon. “The country is mine.”
Talansky, an New York businessman, has testified that he gave Olmert and his former aide Shula Zaken money, but contradicted himself in describing how much money and how many envelopes he transferred to them.
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