The Supreme Court accepted on Sunday afternoon the appeal filed by former Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger for failing to accept the plea bargain reached after his conviction for bribery and fraud amounting to millions of shekels. Therefore, he will serve 3.5 years in prison, as originally stipulated in the plea bargain with the State Prosecutor’s Office.
Last February, the Jerusalem District Court sentenced Metzger to 4.5 years in prison. The judge stressed that had there been no agreement, Metzger would have been sentenced to six to nine years. Read more at YNet.