One of Israel's most influential rabbis accused of bribing police officer
Rabbi Yoshiyahu Pinto, said to have ties to businessmen Nochi Dankner, Rami Levi, Ofer Nimrodi, and Ilan Ben Dov, is suspected of paying an officer for information regarding a police investigation.
The influential Rabbi Yoshiyahu Pinto and his wife were arrested and investigated on Thursday. They were charged with attempting to bribe a police officer and money laundering. They were released under restrictive conditions once the investigation was completed.