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The Justice Ministry announced on Monday that a Tel Aviv Magistrate’s Court
judge has been investigated by the police on suspicion of evading taxes during
an eight-year period.
The tax authorities began to suspect Judge Dan Mor,
who was appointed a senior judge in the Tel Aviv Magistrate’s Court in April
2010, was possibly evading taxes after a random audit was conducted into his
son’s tax returns.
That audit revealed that from 2000-2007, revenue from
a rental property owned by Mor was reported as his son’s income, despite the
fact that the income had been Mor’s.
As a result of Mor’s son reporting
the income, Mor’s own taxes were reduced by NIS 211,000.
attorney-general then approved a covert police investigation into Mor’s taxes,
in accordance with the Basic Law on The Judiciary.
Mor was subsequently
questioned under caution over the affair in May 2010, and Supreme Court
President Dorit Beinisch was informed.
Following an extensive
investigation into the matter, Attorney- General Yehuda Weinstein has determined
that an evidentiary basis exists to suspect Mor of failing to report income from
rental property for income tax purposes, the Justice Ministry said in a
Mor agreed to resign from office as a result of the
investigation’s findings, and requested to be allowed to pay a
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Though the attorney-general agreed to accept Mor’s request, the
final decision regarding ending criminal proceedings against Mor and the size of
the penalty he will pay are to be determined by the Tax Authority’s Penalties
Committee, the Justice Ministry noted.
The case against Mor’s son has
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