Spanish opera star Montserrat Caballe convicted of tax fraud
Published 15/12/2015 | 13:26
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).