Model Bar Refaeli was sentenced Sunday to nine months of community service in Israel. She was with her dad, Raffi, her mom, Zipi, and flanked by lawyers
The 35-year-old Refaeli and her mother were convicted in July on offenses of evading paying taxes on income nearing $10million USD!
According to a plea bargain accepted by the court, the two were also ordered to pay a $1.5million fine on top of millions of back taxes owed to the state.
Refaeli’s legal advisors said the request deal demonstrated that she had not deliberately dodged in paying taxes. Her mother, who likewise went about as her agent, and was charged with failure to report income, avoiding paying taxes, and aiding someone else in evading tax payments.
Refaeli’s indictment said she earned some $7.2M between the years 2009-2012 while claiming to reside overseas to avoid paying Israeli taxes on her income.
The case revolves around Refaeli’s home during years when she went far and became prominent in displaying efforts, graced the front of the Sports Illustrated bathing suits and had a romantic relationship with Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio.