updated 8/28/2006 3:06:01 AM ET 2006-08-28T07:06:01

Prime Minister Ehud Olmert illegally named political allies to a business authority when he was minister for industry and trade, officials said Monday.

Olmert named four officials from his political party to key positions in the Small and Medium-Sized Business Authority, an official from the state comptroller's office, Zvi Vertikovsky, told Army Radio. A report on Olmert's involvement in the matter is slated to be released Monday, Vertikovsky said.

It was not immediately clear what criminal charges Olmert could face, if any, Vertikovsky said.

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