The tax cheat: hero or villain?
While most Western countries scorn tax evaders, Israelis tend to tolerate or even support them - hence the Knesset's refusal to crack down.
For his role in the arrest of the notorious Chicago mafia kingpin Al Capone on charges of tax evasion, U.S. Treasury Department agent Eliot Ness became a celebrated folk hero. He would later be portrayed by Kevin Costner on the big screen.
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