Israeli court convicts top model Bar Refaeli for tax evasion The Express Tribune

Tel Aviv:

A Tel Aviv court on Sunday awarded Israel’s best-known model Bar Refaeli a nine-month community service and a large fine for tax evasion.

In the past, Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio was blamed by Referely in July for making inaccurate statements about the period of foreign residency to evade Israeli taxes.

A 35-year-old mother of three, was in court wearing a face mask to hear her sentence.

According to the court-issued decision, he was fined 2.5 million shekels ($ 721,000) and ordered to pay the dues.

According to the ruling, Refaeli will have community service at a facility in the Tel Aviv suburb, to help people with severe physical and mental disabilities starting on 21 September.

Israeli citizens who are not residents are exempted from reporting to Israeli tax authorities from outside the country.

Her mother, Tzipi Refaeli, was sentenced to 16 months in prison for several tax charges.

He was also ordered to pay 2.5 million shekels apart from tax arrears.

The ruling concludes a long-running case in which Bar Refaeli was first arrested and questioned in December 2015.

The swimsuit model sparked controversy when she began two years of compulsory Israeli military service, marrying a friend of her father’s, only to divorce her a short time later.

She is now married to Israeli businessman Adi Ezra.

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