Israel's police report that they have gather enough credible evidence to put Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger on trial for fraud and breach of public trust:
The police national fraud squad announced on Sunday it has gathered enough evidence to put Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi Yonah Metzger on trial for fraud and breach of trust.
Metzger was interrogated by police at the National Fraud Squad offices in Bat Yam in April on suspicion that he received tens of thousands of shekels worth of benefits from David Citadel Hotel in Jerusalem, where he has stayed with his family on the holidays in recent years.
Rabbi Metzger, who has a history of ethics violations, was put in office by haredi powerbroker Rabbi Yosef Sholom Elyashiv, who was aware of Rabbi Metzger's checkered past but backed him anyway.
Rabbi Elyashiv is venerated by tens of thousands of Ashkenazi haredim and is considered to be the leader of the Lithuanian haredim worldwide.