The Parole Board had delayed its order for seven days in case the state prosecution, which had opposed the request, undertook an appeal.
“At the end of the court hearing, his supporters started to beat me. One of them broke my camera and a second one pushed me on the floor."
“I apologize and accept the judgment of the state,” the well-known Rabbi says in court.
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.
Some groups have accused Pinto of intentionally delaying the hearing to try to back out of the deal.
Movement for Quality Gov’t wants more than 12-month sentence.