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Ephraim Bracha

Top Israel police investigator Bracha commits suicide

In 2012, Bracha made waves when he broke the case against Rabbi Yoshiyahu Pinto, after he recorded the rabbi attempting to bribe him.

Rabbi Pinto

Court sentences Rabbi Pinto to one year in jail on bribery conviction

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

Rabbi Pinto

At sentencing hearing, Pinto apologizes, accepts state’s judgment

“I apologize and accept the judgment of the state,” the well-known Rabbi says in court.

Rabbi Pinto

Pinto on the way to Israel from NY for Tuesday arraignment

Some groups have accused Pinto of intentionally delaying the hearing to try to back out of the deal.

Rabbi Pinto

High Court upholds state's plea deal with rabbi who bribed ex-'Israeli FBI' chief

In exchange for Pinto’s testimony, the state would only seek a 12-month prison term, prompting the Movement for Quality Government to petition the High Court against the agreement.

Rabbi Pinto

Pinto's plea bargain postponed by High Court

The court has ordered the state to provide further explanations of its decision to cut the deal in which it reduced the charges against Pinto.

Rabbi Yeshayahu Pinto

Rabbi Pinto files $30m defamation suit in NY against Israel TV company, journalist

The news piece in question covers the rabbi’s ties to political leaders and crime figures, the “empire” he has built and the millions he has accrued.

26/06/2014
Rabbi Yeshayahu Pinto

Pinto, state on verge of deal to testify against former head of 'Israeli FBI'

Lahav 443 police commander Menashe Arbiv after corruption scandal, though he continues to proclaim innocence and condemns Pinto as corrupt and manipulative.

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US to indict New York congressman involved in Pinto scandal

New York Republican Michael Grimm to face charges for campaign finance violations; previously admitted to receiving generous donations from Rabbi Pinto.

By REUTERS
26/04/2014
Rabbi Yoshiyahu Pinto

Cut out shortcuts

The Arbiv/Pinto case is by no means unique. It's merely the most high-profile instance where the prosecution seemed to seek a shortcut to avoid a showdown in court.

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