APRIL 2015: Montserrat Caballé Sentenced to Six Months' Imprisonment for Tax EvasionAPRIL 2015: Montserrat Caballé Sentenced to Six Months' Imprisonment for Tax Evasion
The Catalan soprano, Monserrat Caballé, has been sentenced to six months' imprisonment and fined 240,000 euros for defrauding the Spanish Inland Revenue out of half a million euros. The sentence comes as a result of a settlement between the Crown Prosecutor and the singer's representative, in which the singer has agreed to give back the 500,000 owed. (Caballé had claimed she was domiciled in Andorra.) The agreement precludes the singer from having to appear in court. According to sources close to the singer she is currently in a poor state of health; she rarely leaves the house and the imputation has really affected her. "Her health is very fragile", the same sources confirmed today to Europa Press without revealing further details of the agreement, deferring to the imminent sentencing of the the judge.
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