Former Chief Ashkenazi Rabbi Yonah Metzger was arrested by police from the Yahav 433 investigations unit. The arrest follows months of an investigation alleging the rabbi was involved in money laundering, accepting bribes and guilty of breach of trust. The rabbi was under house arrest back in June 2013.
When the rabbi was questioned by police ‘under caution’ back in June, he claimed he was not aware of any law-breaking activity, pointing a finger of blame at his aide and driver, Rav Eisenstatt.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)