Rabbi-PintoArutz Sheva 7 has an update on Rabbi Yosef Pinto’s bribery conviction.




Rabbi Yoshiyahu Pinto, head of the Shuvu Yisrael sect, is to start his one year jail sentence on Tuesday, but a decision on Sunday ordered that he serve his time at the medical center of the Israel Prison Service (IPS) due to his health condition.

Pinto, who was convicted of trying to give bribes to police Brig. Gen. Efraim Bracha, petitioned his sentence on health grounds but had his request thrown out by the court, which reasoned he could receive appropriate medical care while serving his sentence.

It appears that he has a rare disease which makes him collapse whenever he is set to go to trial.

But for some more background on Yosef Pinto, I recommend this recent article at The Daily Beast:  The World’s Leading Kabbalist, Guru to Billionaires, Is Going To Jail

(hat tip: dh)