Above: Rabbi Yoshiyahu Yosef Pinto
Rabbi Yoshiyahu Yosef Pinto Reportedly Indicted, Bail Set At 22 Million Shekels
Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com
Sefardi haredi 'kabbalist' Rabbi Yoshiyahu Yosef Pinto has apparently been indicted on bribery, money laundering, obstruction of justice and coercion charges and is being allowed to return to New York after posting bail of 22 million shekels (about $6.3 million), Ma'ariv's website reported last night.
The bribery charges stem from Pinto's alleged attempted bribe of senior police officer Ephraim Bracha, who unbeknownst to Pinto and his wife Devorah, who was allegedly assisting her husband, was wearing a wire.
Devorah Pinto has reportedly tried to commit suicide twice due this whole affair. Her most recent suicide attempt was earlier this week.
Pinto is one of the ten richest rabbis in Israel with a known net worth in the tens of millions of dollars.
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