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Supermodel Bar Refaeli, mother arrested for tax evasion

Bar Rafaeli was arrested on Thursday and has been barred from leaving Israel for 6 months.

hollywood Updated: Dec 18, 2015 15:48 IST
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Bar Rafaeli were arrested and let off on bail in Israel.

Supermodel Bar Rafaeli and her mother have reportedly been arrested for tax evasion. The mother-daughter duo were detained in their home country Israel, said The Hollywood Reporter.

Israel’s tax authority said that Refaeli didn’t report “celebrity benefits,” such as a free Range Rover and Lexus cars she received from car companies in exchange for published photos of herself with the cars. It also said the 30-year-old did not pay taxes on a luxury apartment in Tel Aviv, where she lives.

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She was released on bail on Thursday afternoon, but her passport has been confiscated and she is banned from leaving the country for 180 days.

Refaeli, who for a time dated Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio, married an Israeli businessman in September at a wedding attended by more than 300 people.

First Published: Dec 18, 2015 15:48 IST