Rabbi Amram Shapira, the personal assistant of Rabbi Yitzchok Tuvia Weiss, the head of Eidah Charedis, was released by the Jerusalem Magistrates Court lasst night. Judge Zev Pollak chastized the government for arresting Shapira when it seemed clear to Judge Pollak that, unlike the other 5 defendants, there is no actual evidence against him.
I think Israeli police view these money laundering, tax evasion and embezzlement crimes as crimes committed with the approval of and under the direction of Rabbi Yitzchok Tuvia Weiss, Eidah's head, and I think the judge did not see clear evidence of that, which is why he let Shapira go.
But that doesn't mean that evidence does not exist. Based on what I've seen so far, I think the government may present more evidence against Shapira in the weeks to come.
Details of Shapira's release in Hebrew on JDN.co.il.
Here are the court documents. Please click to enlarge:
[Hat Tip: Burich.]