Supermodel Bar Refaeli was reportedly arrested for tax evasion on Thursday (December 17) in Israel after it was discovered she lied about her residency to evade taxes on millions of dollars of income made abroad, the AFP reports.
The 30-year-old model is also accused of receiving benefits, such as cars and apartments, and not reporting to the government. Bar‘s mother has also been arrested for the same crime.
Bar and her mother reportedly made it appear as if she lived outside of Israel to pay less taxes. The statement also talks about many “celebrity discounts” she received and did not report.
Bar and her mother had to surrender their passports and cannot leave Israel for 180 days unless given permission.
According to reports, Bar and her mom were questioned for 12 hours on Wednesday (December 16), which lead to today’s arrest.
“There is no drama. In the end, this is just a civil dispute,” Bar’s lawyer Giora Aderet told the NRG news website. “No one cheated anyone else. It will all clear up soon.”
We’ve reached out to Bar‘s rep for a comment.