They went arm in arm, the young, charismatic Rabbi Yoshiyahu Pinto, forcefully holding onto the rising tycoon Jacky Ben-Zaken.
The Central District Court decided that Rabbi Yoshiyahu Pinto, head of Mosdot Shuva Israel, will not be released early.
The State Attorney has pleaded with the court not to shorten Rabbi Yoshiyahu Pinto’s jail sentence.
The parole board in the Prison Service has decided to release Rabbi Pinto after he served seven months of his sentence for bribery and corruption charges and expressed regret for his actions.
In another day, the leader of the “Shuva Yisrael” organization, Rabbi Yoshiyahu Pinto, will appear before the parole board to request an early release from prison, to which he has been sentenced for one year.
President Reuven Rivlin has rejected a request to pardon Rabbi Yoshiyahu Pinto, who is serving a year in prison for attempted bribery and obstruction of justice.
Rescue forces were dispatched on Wednesday night to the Ashdod home of Rabbi Yoshiyahu Pinto, the head of the Shuvu Yisrael sect who is currently in jail for corruption, after his wife Rabbanit Devorah Pinto was found unconscious and in serious condition.
Rabbi Yoshiyahu Pinto, who entered prison about four months ago, has been targeted by criminals in a nearby cell who have been threatening the rav to extort money from his chassidim.
Rabbi Yoshiyahu Pinto has submitted a request for pardon, Channel 10 reports Tuesday, just two months after beginning his jail sentence for corruption.
The Lod District Court on Monday gave permission for Rabbi Yoshiyahu Pinto head of the Shuvu Yisrael sect who is currently serving a year in jail for bribery and corruption to be released to take part in the wedding of his brother.