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.
Drama before his hearing occurred when he was ruched to the hospital complaining of chest pains.
Upon touchdown in Israel, Rabbi Pinto was rushed to the hospital complaining of chest pain. After months of delay, Pinto is scheduled to be arraigned on Tuesday morning on corruption charges.