Israeli model claimed she was tax exempt because she was dating DiCaprio

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Actor Leonardo DiCaprio and his girlfriend Bar Refaeli sit on the court on April 27, 2010, during the 2010 NBA Playoffs in Los Angeles, California.

Supermodel Bar Refaeli has been officially sentenced to nine months in community prison on charges of tax evasion in his native Israel.

Leonardo DiCaprio’s former girlfriend, who is now married and a mother of three, appeared in a Tel Aviv court on Sunday as her plea deal was formally accepted by a judge, three months after reaching a deal with prosecutors.

Her mother and agent Tzipi Refaeli also saw her 16-month prison sentence formalized after being accused of misleading tax authorities about Bar’s income and whereabouts between 2009 and 2012, during which she reportedly raised $ 7.2 million.






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Bar Refaeli attends the unveiling of SI One: A South West Airline Boeing 737-700 wrapped in his Sports Illustrated swimsuit model image, at LaGuardia Airport on February 11, 2009 in New York City.

They argued that for 2009 and 2010 Bar Refaeli was living in the United States while dating DiCaprio and therefore did not have to pay Israeli income tax, but their argument was rejected by a judge. in 2019 who agreed with authorities that she was in fact based in Tel Aviv.

In addition to community service and prison terms, the mother and daughter – who have always maintained their innocence – were ordered to pay millions in back taxes and hand over a fine of 1.5 million. of dollars.



a person speaking on a cell phone: Israeli model Bar Refaeli wears a face mask as she speaks with her lawyers in a courtroom in Tel Aviv, Israel, September 13, 2020.


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Israeli model Bar Refaeli wears a face mask as she speaks with her lawyers in a courtroom in Tel Aviv, Israel, September 13, 2020.

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