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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Haifa's Sephardic Chief Rabbi Faces Corruption Chargers

Rabbi Shmuel Shalosh

Haifa District prosecutors informed Rabbi Shmuel Shalosh, Haifa's Chief Sephardic Rabbi, Thursday, that Attorney General Yehudah Weinstein is considering putting Rabbi Shalosh on corruption charges, subject to a hearing.

The Haifa prosecutors and the State Prosecutor's Office have recommended that Rabbi Shalosh be prosecuted for two incidents including suspicion of fraud and breach of trust. A third incident involves an allegation that the rabbi abused his position.

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