(photo credit: REUTERS/Yossi Zeliger/Israel Hayom)
High-profile singer and television personality Margalit Tsanani, charged last
summer with conspiring to extort her own music agent with the help of the mob,
will likely escape a jail sentence by agreeing to a plea bargain, Channel 2 said
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The prosecution refused to confirm the report.
and crime boss Michael Hazan were charged at the end of August with conspiring
to commit a crime and acting jointly to extort Tsanani’s talent manager, Assaf
Tsanani was released to house arrest after being charged. On
Wednesday morning, Tsanani’s lawyers, Sassy Gez and Shahar Hatzroni, joined
Hazan’s lawyer, Tamnir Sananas, for a meeting with state prosecutors to discuss
the plea bargain, the report said.
It added that Tsanani will probably
confess to committing some, but not all, of the charges, and that the
prosecution will produce an amended indictment. “She will receive a six-month
prison sentence, which will take the form of community service,” the report
If the plea bargain materializes, it would be a far cry from the
picture presented by police last summer of a severe criminal affair.
August, Judge Zvi Gurfinkel of the Tel Aviv District Court, who oversaw
Tsanani’s remand hearing, said, “If the facts of the indictment are proven, then
a picture emerges of a serious crime of extortion, and offense that presents
serious harm to the public.”