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Chef Rafi Cohen was detained at the airport named after Ben-Gurion

Wednesday, September 6, police arrested at the airport named after Ben-Gurion renowned chef Rafi Cohen.

Against his ongoing trial in connection with the arrears to the employees of the restaurant «Rafael» owned by Cohen. Previously, he fled the country.

Thursday, September 7, the magistrate’s court in tel Aviv has extended his arrest for a day. According to the police request filed to the court, Cohen is suspected of threats to employees of Bank «Leumi». The police asks to send the priest for psychiatric examination.

Ynet writes, in April, the restaurant «Raphael» was closed, and the priest disappeared. The employees of the institution went to court with a request to publish the decree about liquidation of the restaurant. They claimed that since February, the restaurant stopped paying salaries to employees, and its owner, Rafi Cohen, was gone.

According to the workers, «Rafael» owed them more than 100 thousand shekels. In addition, it needs hundreds of thousands of shekels suppliers.

The bailiff responsible for the elimination of the restaurant, says that Cohen owes workers a half-million shekels, and suppliers and a half million shekels.

In addition, the two companies Cohen needs 600 thousand shekels network of the Dan hotels and a half million shekels to the Tax Department.

In 2014, Cohen had already closed his restaurant after he claimed he was the victim of fraud. Checking the reporting, he drew attention to the large number of returns ordered dishes. Money for these meals were not included in the register. Each evening, the restaurant was short of tens of thousands of shekels. While Cohen was convinced that customers were satisfied and did not return their orders.

Cohen was very upset by the «betrayal» of those with whom he worked together. He had a nervous breakdown. In interview to the newspaper «Yediot Ahronot» he complained that he suffers from insomnia, he had no appetite, and in two months he lost 12 kg.

Chef Rafi Cohen was detained at the airport named after Ben-Gurion 07.09.2017

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