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Pinto. Weiner. They Fight Crime.

Our favorite shady Rabbi is back in a new political thriller.

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The (most recent) scandal surrounding Yoshiyahu Yosef Pinto, the likely next Israel chief Sephardic Rabbi and adviser to Lebron James, among others, in which he accused two former aides, Ronn Torossian and Ofer Biton of swindling him has expanded into politics with the FBI telling media that it was opening an investigation into whether Biton funneled cash illegally into the campaign of U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm.

And then there’s a new wrinkle, in order to make this story perfect. Anthony Weiner, a Pinto follower (yes, that Anthony Weiner) has emerged from exile in order to tell the world that Pinto complained to the then congressman in 2010—a time when we were blissfully ignorant of his underwear—that Grimm was extorting money from the rabbi. And that he, Weiner, had informed the FBI. The FBI has confirmed this. Also, Grimm is a former FBI agent. Yowza.

Phew. Religion. Politics. Money. Sex. Corruption. FBI. A disgraced congressman and another under attack. A shady rabbi. This is going to be the best episode of Law & Order ever.

FBI Investigation Will Reveal Extortion Scheme, Says Rabbi Pinto foundation [Haaretz]
Weiner Dropped Dime on Grimm Fundraising [NY Daily News]

Earlier: A Rabbi, an Imam and Anthony Weiner Walk into a Bar.
With Rabbi Pinto, Are We Blaming The Victim?

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“the likely next Israel chief Sephardic Rabbi ”
is that a Purim joke?
in Israel he isn’t even considered a rabbi .
is your comment intended to generate page-views ? pathetic.

Ms Freeh says:

CNN exclusive: FBI misconduct reveals sex, lies and videotape

By Scott Zamost and Kyra Phillips, CNN Special Investigations Unit
January 27, 2011

Washington (CNN) — An FBI employee shared confidential information with his girlfriend, who was a news reporter, then later threatened to release a sex tape the two had made.

A supervisor watched pornographic videos in his office during work hours while “satisfying himself.”

And an employee in a “leadership position” misused a government database to check on two friends who were exotic dancers and allowed them into an FBI office after hours.

These are among confidential summaries of FBI disciplinary reports obtained by CNN, which describe misconduct by agency supervisors, agents and other employees over the last three years.

Read the FBI documents obtained by CNN

Don David says:

I have absolutely no idea what you are talking about in this article. Why not bring readers up to speed rather than have us to guess. I see lots of names and accusations but no story here. Whazzup?

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