(photo credit: REUTERS/Yossi Zeliger/Israel Hayom)
The Tel Aviv District Court ruled on Thursday to release singer and Kohav Nolad
(A Star is Born) judge Margalit Tsanani to house arrest.Tsanani is being charged with extorting a previous agent.
decision came after the prosecution had asked
the court to remand her
in custody for the duration of the trial because they alleged she
posed a threat to the public because of her connections with underworld
However, the prosecution since reached an agreement with Tsanani's defense lawyers that the matter of her detention will be decided following a report by the probation service.
On Monday Margalit Tsanani and crime boss Michael Hazan were both charged
with conspiring to commit a crime and acting jointly to extort Tsanani’s talent manager, Assaf Atadegi.
The indictment also mentions the role of southern crime kingpin Shalom
Domrani, whom police arrested and detained in connection with the
affair, but who was released to house arrest on Sunday after police
failed to convince state prosecutors there was enough evidence to
Tsanani, for her part, has maintained her innocence. Her future trial is expected to shed more light on the case
Tsanani's trial will commence in the Tel Aviv District Court next Wednesday, before Judge David Rozen.
JPost.com staff contributed to this report.