The court on Monday convicted the former chief rabbi for having ordered and approved the systematic issuance of false ordination certificates.
The Jerusalem District Court convicted Chief Rabbi Eliyahu Bakshi-Doron on Monday for his role in what became known as “the rabbis scandal” in which officials in the Chief Rabbinate issued false certificates of rabbinical ordination to security-services personnel entitling them to higher salaries.
Bakshi-Doron was convicted of fraudulent acceptance of a benefit under aggravated circumstances, issuing false certificates and breach of trust.
The scheme, which took place between 1999 and 2003, involved helping hundreds of IDF, police and prison service officers fraudulently obtain certificates from the Chief Rabbinate regarding the completion of advanced religious studies, entitling them to monthly salary bonuses of between NIS 2,000 to NIS 4,000 each, while the coordinators themselves received millions of shekels for their part in the scam.
Obtaining the certificate legally requires graduating from a five-year program in a yeshiva licensed to ordain rabbis, but security services personnel who were given the certificates completed only a fraction of the required courses.
RAT KIKE CHUCK SCHUMER TO BLOCK ANY TRUMP NOMINEE TO LEAD THE FBI
This rat kike Chuck Schumer is one of the most horrible creatures on the planet. He is threatening to block any nominee Trump puts forward to lead the FBI unless there’s an independent prosecutor assigned to oversee the investigation into Russian conspiracy theories.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said Sunday that he would support an effort to block any nominee to lead the FBI until an independent prosecutor is named to oversee an investigation into Russia’s interference into last year’s presidential election, as well as the possibility of collusion between the Kremlin and individuals with ties to President Donald Trump or his campaign.
The notion that Democrats might refuse to vote on any nominee put forward by Trump to be the bureau’s director was first floated last week by a handful of lawmakers including Sens. Mark Warner (D-Va.), Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.). Schumer, who spoke Sunday morning to CNN’s “State of the Union,” is the highest-profile Democrat to back such a plan.
“Yes, I think there are a lot of Democrats who feel that way,” Schumer told host Jake Tapper when asked whether he would support a move to block any potential FBI director until an independent investigator is named. “We will have to discuss it as a caucus, but I would support that move, because who the FBI director is, is related to who the special prosecutor is.”
How long has this investigation into alleged Russian collusion been going on? We still have yet to see one single piece of evidence proving any of it. It’s been nothing but baseless conspiracy theories. So what would this independent prosecutor do? There’s not even a foundation for an investigation.
The only known crime committed has been by the Obama weasels who spied on and unmasked people associated with the Trump team. We do not know if any of that is even being investigated. All we hear about is this Russia nonsense.
Schumer himself previously spoke negatively about former FBI Director James Comey. He should be happy that he’s been fired. Now he’s angry at this? What a hypocritical weasel. Same goes for many other Democrats as Trump pointed out earlier in the week.
The Republicans should change the Senate rules so 51 votes passes everything. To hell with the Democrats. They’ve devolved into an anti-American domestic terrorist operation.