Bar Refaeli: She pleads guilty to tax evasion, her mother will go to prison

Bar Refaeli was suspected of failing to report income collected abroad between 2009 and 2012 totalling 23 million shekels (5.4 million euros). His parents Tzipi and Rafi Refaeli were charged with money laundering. The Israeli Ministry of Justice had announced its intention in a press release: “to accuse them of tax evasion“.

Israeli citizens living abroad are not obliged to report their income outside the country. Bar Refaeli and his mother had set up a fictitious residence abroad to fall through the Israeli tax brackets. The supermodel was arrested in 2015 and released on bail.

Bar Refaeli gave birth to her third child on January 18, 2020. The model was married to Adi Ezra, who was already mother to two daughters (Liv and Elle, 3 and 2 years old), and kept the sex and first name of her newborn secret.