Court sentences ‘Rabbi To The Moguls’ Pinto to one year in jail on bribery conviction

The decision, which also held a one million shekel fine, was a major blow to Pinto, who had fought all out for community service and no jail time.

Yoshiyahu Pinto

 

Tel Aviv District Court Judge Oded Mudrik on Tuesday sentenced Rabbi Yoshiyahu Yosef Pinto to a full year of jail time on a reduced bribery conviction as part of a plea bargain with the commonwealth. The decision, which also ran a one million shekel fine, was a major blow to Pinto, who had fought all out for community service and no jail time. The decision puts an end of a dramatic year-long saga. The closing arguments at Pinto’s sentencing hearing came out on May 3 with Pinto telling the court, “I apologize and accept the opinion of the state.”

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