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  1/16/2014, Shevat 15, 5774

Officer Suspected of Receiving Benefits from R. Pinto


Judge Anna Schneider of the Jerusalem Magistrate's Court on Wednesday night partially lifted a gag order on a police investigation involving Rabbi Yoshiyahu Pinto, one of Israel’s most influential rabbis, and several senior police officers.

According to the information that was cleared for publication, the Police Internal Investigations Department recently launched a probe against Menashe Arbiv, commander of the Lahav 433 unit which investigates national crimes and corruption.

The probe was launched following information provided several weeks ago and which claims that Arbiv and members of his family allegedly received benefits from people close to Rabbi Pinto. Arbiv has not yet been questioned in the matter, but announced Wednesday night that he would step down as the investigation continues.

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