Devorah Pinto, the wife of Sefardi haredi kabbalist-to-the-stars Rabbi Yosef Yoshiyahu Pinto, has gone missing in Buenos Aries , Argentina, officials from Pinto’s Shvu Israel nonprofits reportedly said today.
Above: Rabbi Yoshiayahu Yosef Pinto
Wife Of Sefardi Haredi Kabbalist Missing, Feared Kidnapped, In Argentina
Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com
Devorah Pinto, the wife of Sefardi haredi kabbalist-to-the-stars Rabbi Yosef Yoshiyahu Pinto, has gone missing in Buenos Aries , Argentina, officials from Pinto’s Shvu Israel nonprofits said today, Walla News and Arutz Sheva reported.
Pinto and his wife are facing criminal corruption and bribery charges in Israal and are thought to be under investigation in the US, as well.
Devorah Pinto has previously attempted to commit suicide.
She disappeared without a trace from a Buenos Aires medical center, local police announced overnight, Arutz Sheva reported, and there are fears she has been kidnapped.
It is reportedly unclear what medical treatment she was hospitalized for.
Her husband is slated to be indicted for the attempted bribery of senior police officer Ephraim Bracha with $200,000 in exchange for information about a police investigation into Pinto’s Hazon Yeshaya charity, which had reportedly stolen millions of dollars in food donations and other good earmarked for Holocaust survivors and sold them on the black market. Senior charity officials pocketed the cash, with a large chunk allegedly going to Pinto. Bracha was wearing a police wire when Pinto’s wife handed him a suitcase full of cash. After being detained by police, she tried to commit suicide, allegedly for the second time.
Pinto also allegedly tried to bribe several other senior officers.
Pinto will also reportedly also be indicted for obstruction of justice and money laundering.