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Israel Top Model Bar Refaeli Sentenced In Tax Evasion Case

Bar Refaeli was fined of $721,000 and ordered to pay arrears.

Tel Aviv:

A Tel Aviv courtroom on Sunday sentenced Israel’s most well-known mannequin Bar Refaeli to 9 months of neighborhood service and a big superb for tax evasion.

Refaeli, who previously dated Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio, was convicted in July of giving false statements about her intervals of abroad residence in an effort to evade Israeli taxes.

The 35-year-old, a mom of three, was in courtroom carrying a face masks to listen to her sentence.

She was fined 2.5 million shekels ($721,000) and ordered to pay arrears, in keeping with the choice issued by the courtroom, confirming an earlier plea cut price.

Refaeli’s neighborhood service will probably be at a facility in a Tel Aviv suburb aiding individuals with extreme bodily and psychological disabilities, starting on September 21, in keeping with the ruling.

Israeli residents who should not residents are exempt from reporting revenue from exterior the nation to Israel’s tax authorities.

Her mom, Tzipi Refaeli, was sentenced to 16 months in jail over a number of tax fees. She was additionally ordered to pay 2.5 million shekels along with tax arrears.

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

The swimsuit mannequin stirred controversy when she evaded her two years of obligatory Israeli army service by marrying a good friend of her father’s, solely to divorce him a short time later.

She is now married to Israeli businessman Adi Ezra.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV employees and is printed from a syndicated feed.)

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