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  6/24/2013, Tammuz 16, 5773

Plea Bargain in Attack on Hareidi Newspaper Editor


Vice President Ya'akov Tzaban of the Jerusalem District Court accepted a plea bargain, Monday morning, in the December 21st attack on Rabbi Nathan Grossman, editor of the hareidi-religious newspaper Hapeles. Chaim Perlstein pleaded guilty to a charge of aggravated assault. Sentencing is scheduled for September 9th. Prosecutors are seeking a sentence of 10 months behind bars while the defense is seeking community service.

Rabbi Grossman was editor of the Yeted Ne'eman newspaper for 25 years until a year ago, when he was fired after an ownership change at the newspaper. About a month later, he helped to found Hapeles to compete with Yeted Ne'eman.