The board had delayed its order so that the state prosecution could appeal to the Lod District Court.
Pinto was sentenced to his one-year prison sentence as part of a plea bargain in May along with a NIS 1 million fine.
In 2012, Bracha made waves when he broke the case against Rabbi Yoshiyahu Pinto, after he recorded the rabbi attempting to bribe him.
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.
“I apologize and accept the judgment of the state,” the well-known Rabbi says in court.
Some groups have accused Pinto of intentionally delaying the hearing to try to back out of the deal.
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.
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.
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.
Lahav 443 police commander Menashe Arbiv after corruption scandal, though he continues to proclaim innocence and condemns Pinto as corrupt and manipulative.