It wasn't me! Bar Refaeli claims identity thief is behind her tax evasion

Published January 16th, 2016 - 09:22 GMT
Bar Refaeli claims identity theft as explanation for accused international money transfers. (File photo)
Bar Refaeli claims identity theft as explanation for accused international money transfers. (File photo)

Israeli supermodel, Bar Refaeli, who is currently under investigation by the Tax Authority for allegedly not reporting her full revenues, has filed a complaint with the Tel Aviv police in which she claims that she is the victim of identity theft.

Refaeli backed up her claims by pointing to a report in the business journal Calcalist that appeared on Sunday, illustrating how she transferred money from a Singapore bank account to a Swiss one that belongs to Amir Bramly.

The journal’s headline read “Bar Refaeli and Amir Bramly’s Singapore secret.” Acording to the article, Bramly, an Israeli businessman, told Swiss bank officials that the transfer was made between Refaeli and himself and was made using the accounts of a Singapore company by the name of Singa Minga LTD.  The transfer of money sent a red flag to the Swiss banking system.

The lawyer representing Refaeli and her mother, Udi Barzilai, responded to the article and said “These events never occurred. This is a very upsetting pack of lies.”

Ha’aretz reports, “Refali told police investigators that she was surprised to find her name in the report since she doesn’t know Bramly and has no business relationship with him. She also claimed that contrary to what was reported she was not a partner in any company in Singapore.”

Refaeli claimed that the article as well as the whole story shows that someone had committed identity theft.

Bramly, who is the owner and founder of the Rubicon Group, has been having his own legal battles. He has been accused by the Israel Securities Authority of misleading investors.


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