Gloria Trevi during a press conference in Mexico City, in a file photo. Getty Images
The State Attorney General's Office (FGR) has announced on Tuesday that it calls to declare the singer Gloria Trevi and her husband, Armando Ismael Gómez Martínez, accused of tax fraud and money laundering, according to information published by the newspaper Reforma. The Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) filed a complaint against the couple in September 2021. Now Trevi and Gómez will have to appear before the court on October 23, although they can do so by videoconference, since they live together in the United States.
The FIU's focus is on one of the companies run by the couple, Fuego con Fuego Representaciones S.A., in which a deposit of 7 million pesos was allegedly made, of which the Income Tax was never declared, according to sources close to the case cited by Reforma. Hacienda has spent years of research on a network of companies of the couple. In 2021, the agency accused them of having evaded the amount of 400 million pesos and of having created a money laundering network, in which three other people would also have been involved.
Before the 2021 indictment, the couple's lawyer explained that both were filing taxes in the United States. At the time, the singer also uploaded a video on Tik Tok in which she denied all allegations against her and her husband. Now, the FGR has called them to testify to defend themselves from the accusations before the Prosecutor's Office.
Gloria Trevi, at 55, has a gruesome past with justice. She and her ex-partner, producer Sergio Andrade, were arrested in 2000 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on a Mexican court order that accused them of kidnapping, rape and corruption of minors. They spent three years in a Brazilian jail, until they accepted their extradition to Mexico. Trevi was acquitted in 2004 and Andrade in 2007.
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