Friday 24 February 2017

Spanish opera star Montserrat Caballe convicted of tax fraud

Montserrat Caballe has been found guilty of tax fraud
Montserrat Caballe has been found guilty of tax fraud

Spanish opera star Montserrat Caballe has been given a suspended prison sentence of six months for tax fraud.

The sentence was the result of an agreement with the prosecution that avoided the need for a trial.

Ms Caballe will not have to go to prison as first convictions resulting in sentences of under two years are suspended in Spain.

The 82-year-old confessed that she lived in Spain in 2010 but was registered as a resident of Andorra for tax purposes.

Prosecutors said she failed to pay the Spanish treasury 508,468 euro (£370,000) in taxes on her earnings.

The Catalan regional justice department said that Ms Caballe was also fined 326,000 euro (£236,000).

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