“Rabbi To The Moguls” Confesses To Bribing Police

Rabbi Pinto, CriminalRabbi Yosef Yoshiyahu Pinto, the much heralded dean of “Shuvu Yisrael” Hasidic group, on Wednesday signed a plea bargain agreement admitting bribery, attempted bribery and disruption of a criminal investigation. He is expected to serve one year in prison….

Israel’s Forbes richest rabbis list quotes Rabbi Pinto’s wealth at $21 million, give or take…

Rabbi Pinto is a deal maker, an influence-peddler, admired by people with staggering amounts of money as “something between a guru and a Chasidic rebbe,” and useful to all of them in more than just spiritual advice…

Earlier this year, Israel’s Attorney General was going to indict Rabbi Pinto for trying to pay off Sub-Commander Ephraim Bracha $200,000, in return for information on police investigation of Pinto’s Hazon Yeshaya charity. [Jewish Business News]