As one legend breaks a leg, another breaks the law. Allegedly.
Montserrat Caballé is to be hauled up in court for tax fraud. The alleged villain deprived the Spanish government of some 500,000 euros by parking two million in earnings in the tax haven of Andorra, according to a complaint filed by the Public Prosecutor in the Barcelona courts.
Although long retired from the operatic circuit, the living legend participated in several concerts in 2010, and made recordings too. The prosecution believes that the resulting income was passed through an Andorran company to avoid paying income tax in Spain.
The lawsuit also notes that Caballé usually lives at her Barcelona home, even though she is officially a resident of Andorra.