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Israeli Celebrity Rabbi Goes to Prison for Bribery

Israeli Celebrity Rabbi Goes to Prison for Bribery

Tuesday, 16 February 2016 09:43 AM

JERUSALEM (AP) — A spokeswoman for Israel's prison service says a celebrity rabbi with a following in the United States has reported to prison to begin a one-year sentence for bribery.

Spokeswoman Sivan Weizman says Rabbi Yoshiyahu Yosef Pinto arrived to a prison in central Israel on Tuesday.

Pinto was sentenced last year after he pled guilty in a plea bargain. He admitted to offering bribes in 2012 to receive classified information on a police investigation into one of his charitable organizations.

Pinto is considered one of Israel's wealthiest rabbis. The great-grandson of a famous Moroccan-born mystic known as the Baba Sali, he amassed his fortune while serving as a spiritual guru to the rich and powerful in Israel, New York and elsewhere.

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A spokeswoman for Israel's prison service says a celebrity rabbi with a following in the United States has reported to prison to begin a one-year sentence for bribery.Spokeswoman Sivan Weizman says Rabbi Yoshiyahu Yosef Pinto arrived to a prison in central Israel on...
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