Israeli Court Reverses Decision to Release Rabbi Pinto Early From Prison

Rabbi Yoshiyahu Pinto is serving a year in prison for obstruction of justice and bribing a senior police officer, who later committed suicide.

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Yoshiyahu Pinto, the charismatic rabbi serving a year in prison for bribery and obstruction of justice, will not receive parole, the Lod District Court said Thursday, reversing a decision by the parole board.