Israeli-born and raised Ben Zion Suky made his money in porn distribution (and by allegedly illegally bootlegging porn made by others). Suky is also a close aide to Rabbi Yoshuiyahu Yosef Pinto, the sefardic 'kabbalist' and 'mystic' rabbi-to-the-stars. Suky and his wife gave generously to the political campaigns of Anthony Weiner (who was once close to Pinto), Eric Cantor and Michael Grimm, the embattled Republican congressman facing an investigation over illegal campaign contributions – many of which allegedly came from people close to Pinto. Weiner returned the Suky's money when he found out what Suky did to earn it. Even so, Mitt Romney's presidential campaign took money from Suky's wife.
Romney Campaign Takes Money From Pornographer's Wife
Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney took a campaign contribution from the wife of a known pornographer.
Meital Suky donated $2,500 to Romney's campaign, which took the money despite longstanding media reports that her husband Ben Zion earned his money primarily by distributing pornography.
Ben Zion (also spelled Benzion) Suky also allegedly knowingly sold bootlegged porn made by others, causing the makers of the original videos to lose hundreds of thousands of dollars. He has settled civil suits related to these allegations.
The Forward reported Suky's involvement in the porn industry last April. Writing on the Huffington Post shortly after that, former CNN anchor Rick Sanchez showed that Suky had given sizable donations to Eric Cantor, Grimm and to Weiner.
Weiner later reported returning a $4,950 contribution from Ben Zion Suky.
Even with all this publicity surrounding the Sukys, Mitt Romney's campaign still took a $2,500 contribution in November 2011, seven months after the Forward and Huffington Post coverage broke, from Ben Zion Suky's wife Meital – who lists her occupation as "homemaker" and who presumably has no other source of income other than what her husband earns:
Suky used his his porn earnings to launch a career in real estate development, although his association with Pinto began long before that.