« Victory Of Hard Right Wing Nationalists Good For The Jews, British Pro-Shechita Advocate Claims | Main | No One's Heretics »

May 29, 2014

Journalist Who Exposed Alleged Crimes Of Haredi ‘Kabbalist’ Threatened

Rabbi Yoshiyahu Pinto 3aJournalist Ilana Dayan is facing threats of physical violence after her exposé on Sefardi haredi ‘kabbalist’ Rabbi Yoshiyahu Yosef Pinto aired on Israel’s Channel 10 last week.

Above: Rabbi Yoshiyahu Yosef Pinto

Journalist Who Exposed Alleged Crimes Of Haredi ‘Kabbalist’ Threatened
Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com

Journalist Ilana Dayan is facing threats of physical violence after her exposé on Sefardi haredi ‘kabbalist’ Rabbi Yoshiyahu Yosef Pinto aired on Israel’s Channel 10 last week.

According to a Channel 10 news report, the security officer of the settlement Dayan lives in increased security around her home and increased security patrols in the entire community after people who were described as “shady characters” and “visibly Orthodox” entered the community and began asking where Dayan lives, the Israeli business daily Globes reported.

News 10 also received threats and reported them to police, who conducted a search around Dayan’s house.

In 2006, Dayan’s house was broken into. Documents and mobile devices were stolen and the house was vandalized.

A spokesman for Pinto condemned all violence and said the threats did not come from Pinto’s supporters.

“We are convinced that the threats are not the way of even one of the community and the rabbi's followers,” the spokesman said.

However, opponents of Pinto have repeatedly claimed that they have been threatened by Pinto’s henchmen.

Pinto is enmeshed in a bribery, public corruption, embezzlement and obstruction of justice scandal in which he and several associates allegedly stole tens of millions of dollars of food donations earmarked for elderly Holocaust survivors and pocketed the cash.

Pinto allegedly bribed senior police officials, intimidated witnesses, laundered money and committed other crimes to try to cover up his alleged embezzlement and hinder prosecution. If fully prosecuted, he could serve years in prison.

However, Pinto’s attorneys reportedly worked out a plea deal with the state’s attorney’s office that would see Pinto serve at most one year in prison.

The alleged deal has sparked outrage, and exposés like Dayan’s make it difficult for the government to give the politically connected Pinto, who is one of the top ten wealthiest rabbis in Israel with a known net worth in the tens of millions of dollars, a sweetheart plea deal.

Comments

Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

oh how moving. there always is that pinto'le yid.

Me thinks they are after her as she is too pretty to their taste.

Spiritual Guru of Los Angeles, the famed Rabbi Baruch Gradon. Spiritual Counselor for deep pockets
http://balladofphilipfishelcohen.blogspot.com/p/rabbi-baruch-michael-gradon-spiritual.html

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Working...
Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been posted. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.

Working...

Post a comment

----------------------

FailedMessiah.com is a reader supported website.

Thank you for your generous support!

----------------------

----------------------

----------------------

Please Scroll Down Toward The Bottom Of This Page For More Search Options, For A List Of Recent Posts, And For Comments Rules

----------------------

----------------------

Recent Posts

----------------------

Tip Jar

Gelt Is Good!

Tip Jar

FailedMessiah.com is a reader supported website. Please click the Donate button now to contribute.

Thank you for your generous support!

Tip Jar

Gelt Is Good!

Tip Jar

-------------------------

Comment Rules

  • 1. No anonymous comments.

    2. Use only one name or alias and stick with that.

    3. Do not use anyone else's name or alias.

    4. Do not sockpuppet.

    5. Try to argue using facts and logic.

    6. Do not lie.

    7. No name-calling, please.

    8. Do not post entire articles or long article excerpts.

    ***Violation of these rules may lead to the violator's comments being edited or his future comments being banned.***

Older Posts Complete Archives

Search FailedMessiah

Lijit Search

----------------------

FailedMessiah.com is a reader supported website.

Thank you for your generous support!

----------------------

----------------------

----------------------

FailedMessiah.com in the Media

RSS Feed

Blog Widget by LinkWithin