Opera star Montserrat Caballe given suspended jail for tax evasion

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  • Tuesday, 15 Dec 2015


BARCELONA: Spain's world-famous opera star Montserrat Caballe (pic) was handed a six-month suspended jail sentence and fined more than 250,000 euros (RM1.18mil) on Tuesday for cheating the taxman.

The 82-year-old soprano, who made a global splash when she sang Barcelona with Queen singer Freddie Mercury at the 1992 Olympic Games, had already struck a deal with prosecutors over the case, which was ratified by a judge in Barcelona Tuesday.

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