Former chief rabbi of Israel convicted of bribes in plea bargain

By MOR SHIMONI/MAARIV
January 24, 2017 17:26

 
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Former chief rabbi of Israel, Yona Metzger, confessed and was convicted on charges of taking bribes as part of a plea bargain Tuesday at a Jerusalem court.

Under the deal, Metzger is seeking a three-and-a-half-year prison sentence and monetary compensation in the amount of NIS 5 million. Matzger was also charged with fraud and other crimes while service in his role as chief rabbi.

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