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  10/14/2012, Tishrei 28, 5773

Devorah Pinto Attempts Suicide


Devora Pinto, who is suspected - along with her husband, Rabbi Yashayahu Pinto - of money laundering and bribery, attempted, Sunday, to take her life through an overdose of pills. A Magen David Adom emergency crew, sent to her home in Ashdod, took her to the Sheba Medical Center in Tel Hashomer, near Tel Aviv.

A statement issued by the family said, "We, along with thousands of followers, are praying for the health of the rabbanit. Lawyers warned authorities of her condition. Unfortunately, in this case they did not discover how sensitive [she is]. We are sure that she will recover quickly and say what she has to say to investigators, and every last one of them will understand that her behavior is not faulty and then the injustice [of the allegations] will become clear."