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Israel Top Model Bar Refaeli Sentenced In Tax Evasion Case

Israel Top Model Bar Refaeli Sentenced In Tax Evasion Case”

The Victoria's Secret model was given nine months' community service, while her mother was given 16 months imprisonment.

On Sunday, the 35-year-old supermodel graced the Tel Aviv courthouse wearing a beige t-shirt and light blue surgical mask to receive the final verdict to her tax evasion case.

In July, an Israeli court convicted the mother-and-daughter tandem for different tax evasion cases concerning the model's almost $10 million income.

BERLIN, GERMANY-MAY 23: Model Bar Refaeli attends the Mazda Spring Cocktail at the Sony Center on May 23, 2019 in Berlin, Germany.

Rafaeli and her mother were also ordered to pay a $1.5 million additionally to the millions of back taxes owed to the state.

Still, she is still popular.

The case covers a period when Refaeli was in a relationship with Leonardo DiCaprio and frequently travelling around the world for modelling campaigns.

Israeli tax laws determine where to live primarily based on whether a person has spent most of the year in the country.

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Despite her tax evasion case, the top model has maintained her popularity and even hosted the Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv.

The prosecution denied her claim and accused her of providing incorrect tax information.

Refaeli, who in the past dated Hollywood entertainer Leonardo DiCaprio, was indicted in July for giving bogus articulations about her times of overseas home so as to sidestep Israeli charges.

The bathing suit model blended discussion when she sidestepped her two years of compulsory Israeli military assistance by wedding a companion of her father's, just to separate from him a brief time later.

Bar Refaeli's community sentence has been confirmed after she pleaded guilty to tax evasion. Refaeli's mother, who also acted as her agent, was charged with failure to report income, avoiding paying taxes and aiding someone else in evading tax payments.

Several documents proved that Zipi signed some leases for her daughter under other family members' names to mislead Refaeli's actual residency status.

Earlier, an Israeli court had ruled that Refaeli's relationship with DiCaprio did not qualify as a "family unit", and therefore she could not claim his U.S. residence as her own residence to avoid paying the full taxes she owed.



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