Supermodel Bar Refaeli Suspected of Massive Tax Evasion
The worst-kept secret in Israel – the identity of the world-renowned supermodel who is suspected of evading millions of shekels of taxes – was revealed on Thursday.
According to authorities, the model – who was quizzed on Wednesday for 12 hours by tax officials – is none other than Bar Refaeli.
Refaeli shot to fame when she appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated’s swimwear edition in 2009 and as the girlfriend of Leonardo diCaprio.
Tax authorities suspect that the 30-year-old model and her mother received discounts on luxury goods and other gifts that were subject to income tax, but failed to report them to the authorities.
According to reports in the Israeli media, Refaeli will now have to deposit $64,000 with the tax authorities if she wants to leave the country.