Damn. Big day for Johnny Law to prove that nobody is above him, no matter how rich or stunningly gorgeous you are. First it was wealthy pharma bro Martin Shkreli , and now it’s stunner Bar Refaeli. She was just arrested in Israeli on charges of tax evasion. From the Jerusalem Post :
Israeli tax officials are alleging Thursday that supermodel Bar Refaeli and her mother, Tzipi, failed to report tens of millions of shekels in income earned for work done abroad.
Authorities lifted a gag order on Thursday permitting the press to report that Refaeli was questioned for hours by tax officials in Tel Aviv as part of an ongoing investigation into alleged financial irregularities.
The Tel Aviv Magistrate’s Court on Thursday agreed – with the consent of tax authorities – to release Refaeli on NIS 750,000 bail. She is also required to remain in the country and to leave a deposit of NIS 250,000 in cash.
That’s almost $200,000 bail. Apparently, Refaeli has been on the radar of officials for some time.
Refaeli and her mother were the subject of a lengthy, undercover investigation by tax officials who allege that they filed false reports while claiming that the supermodel was living abroad.
Tax officials say that Refaeli and her mother did not divulge tens of millions of shekels in income generated from her modeling work abroad.
In response, Refaeli told investigators that she considered herself to be an expatriate, thus necessitating less tax payments to the Israeli government.
Officials are trying to determine whether Refaeli can be considered a resident of Israel, which will go a long way toward determining the amount of taxes she needs to pay.
Refaeli has an estimated net worth of $20 million. And while this certainly sucks for her, it does not for you, because we’re about to share with you some stunning shots of the supermodel.
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