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  6/21/2013, Tammuz 13, 5773

2nd Day of Interrogation for Rabbi Metzger


Ashkenazic Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger continued to be questioned under warning of prosecution by investigators of the National Fraud Unit, Friday, on suspicion of corruption. Rabbi Metzger was released to five days of house arrest, Thursday evening, following ten hours of questioning. He was ordered to stay away from his office for the next two weeks and prohibited from leaving the country or making contact with anyone else involved in the case.

Rabbi Metzger's personal driver and aide Chaim Eisenstein is one of three men arrested in the case. The other two are Simcha Karkovsky and Ben-Tzion Tzioni, who manage non-profit organizations.