(Times of Israel) Former chief rabbi Yona Metzger was arrested on Monday at the culmination of a long investigation into a litany of financial crimes involving millions of shekels.
Metzger was brought before the Rishon Lezion Magistrate's Court and charged with offenses that included fraud, bribery, money laundering, breach of trust, obstruction of justice and tampering with witnesses. Police maintained a partial gag order on some details of the case and although initial news of an arrest broke Monday morning, it was only in the afternoon that Metzger's name was released.
The police said the investigation was carried out over several months by its corruption and organized crime department, known as Unit 433, and involved the tax authorities and the Jerusalem district attorney.
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