Wednesday, June 28, the district court in tel Aviv, reduced the sentence imposed on singer Kobi Peretz and sentenced him to fifteen years in prison.
The verdict of the world court a year ago, the singer was sentenced to two years in prison.
The singer was convicted of falsifying a tax return and the damage to the Treasury in the amount of 5.2 million shekels.
Recall that in 2013 filed an indictment against Peretz and his Manager Amnon zindani. according to which the accused did not pay taxes on royalties received in the period 2007-2009.
The singer was arrested in 2010. The staff of tax police noted that the fees of the singer in performances easy to learn from public sources so it gets about 45 thousand shekels for performance at private parties and festivals, and in 2009, the Pepper gave about 250 such private concerts.
According to experts, the market of entertainment services filled with «black cash» customers, inviting popular artist to perform on your holiday, prefer to get a discount and pay cash without receiving a receipt, and the artist, in turn, when this payment method earns more than he would have received, honestly paying taxes.