High Court upholds state’s plea deal with rabbi who bribed ex-‘Israeli FBI’ chief

The High Court of Justice on Wednesday struck down a petition by anti-corruption watchdogs who demanded the nullification of a plea bargain struck between the state and a prominent rabbi accused of bribing a top police official.

Rabbi Yoshiyahu Yosef Pinto was indicted in September as part of a deal with the state in which he agreed to testify against the former commander of the Lahav 433 investigative division, Menashe Arbiv.

Associates of Pinto allegedly gave Arbiv a series of bribes including a discounted apartment in Tel Aviv for his son, assistance in attaining US visas for his immediate family and free nights in a Manhattan hotel.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/High-Court-upholds-states-plea-deal-with-rabbi-who-bribed-ex-Israeli-FBI-chief-389962

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