Former Chief Rabbi’s Sentence Reduced By 1 Year

The Supreme Court on Sunday accepted the appeal filed of former Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger against the prison sentence he received for bribery and ruled that he would receive three and a half years in prison, as agreed upon in the original plea bargain. Read more

Rabbi Yona Metzger Appeals Sentence

Former Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger, who admitted to taking bribes in millions of shekels as well as tax offenses, submitted an appeal to the Supreme Court about the four-and-a-half year prison sentence imposed on him by the District Court. Read more

Judge Throws Out Plea Deal, Jails Ex-Chief Rabbi For 4.5 Years

In a rare move, a Jerusalem judge on Thursday rejected a plea deal for former chief rabbi Yona Metzger, handing down a harsher sentence of four and a half years in prison on a slew of bribery and corruption charges. Read more

Former Chief Rabbi Metzger Convicted of Bribery, Fraud

Former Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of Israel Yona Metzger was convicted on Monday morning of bribery and fraud and sentenced to 3.5 years’ imprisonment in accordance with a plea deal he signed last week. Read more

Former Chief Rabbi of Israel, Yona Metzger To Be Jailed For 3.5 Years

Former chief rabbi Yona Metzger is reportedly to be jailed for three and a half years in a plea bargain about to be signed. Read more

Former Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger To Plead Guilty In NIS 10M. Fraud Case

Former Ashkenazi chief rabbi Yona Metzger has reportedly reached a plea agreement with state prosecutors over a slew of corruption and bribery charges involving some NIS 10 million ($2.5 million). Read more

Court Rejects Former Chief Rabbi’s Request To Close Bribery Case

District Court Judge Moshe Yoad Hacohen rejected Thursday a plea by former Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger to close the case against him due to abuse of process claims. Read more

State Indicts Former Chief Rabbi Metzger In 10M. Bribery Case

The Jerusalem District Attorney’s Office filed an indictment against former Ashkenazi chief rabbi Yonah Metzger for NIS 10 million in bribes, ushering in a new stage in the latest legal drama of a major public figure to grab the country’s attention. Read more

Rabbi Yona Metzger Accused of Corruption Calls Witness A ‘Snitch’

Former Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger, who is suspected of a number of corruption-related crimes, was allegedly caught on tape by his former partner in crime turned state’s witness attempting to obstruct the police investigation against him, Channel 2 News reported on Friday. Read more