Sunday, January 24, the lawyers of Rabbi Yeshayahu Pinto filed a request for an appeal of their client by the Supreme court in full force. Recall that on 5 January the Pinto’s appeal was rejected by the Supreme court review of this decision unlikely.
February 16 Rabbi Pinto should start to serve a prison term.
May 12, 2015 the district court of tel Aviv sentenced the Rabbi Yeshayahu Pinto to one year in prison and two years of probation. Besides, the court obliged the Pinto to pay a fine of 1 million shekels. The sentence was imposed under the pre-trial deal.
The court recognized Yeshayahu Pinto guilty in bribery to major General of police Ephraim Bracha, the amount of which was equivalent to about 400 thousand shekels, and obstructing justice. According to investigators, they talked about a payment for the transfer of information about the investigation that was conducted against Rabbi Pinto in the case of assignment of money from the Treasury of the organization, «the Chazon Yeshayahu».
The lawyers of Rabbi Pinto filed an appeal to the Supreme court, arguing that the state of health of their client requires leniency and the replacement of imprisonment with community service. The Supreme court dismissed the appeal.