By Dana Ferguson
SPANISH singer Isabel Pantoja has appeared in court on corruption and money laundering charges.
Pantoja, 56, is also facing three and a half years behind bars and a €3,8 million fine for laundering money that had allegedly been obtained by illicit means from Marbella Town Hall by then-mayor Julian Munoz.
Her lawyer, Jose Angel Galan, argued the Sevillan-born Pantoja was unjustly accused and that the investigation ‘has violated her fundamental rights’.
The prosecution sustains that Pantoja knew about the origin of the funds she laundered.
Munoz’s ex-wife Maite Zaldivar faces the same sentence as Pantoja, while Munoz faces seven and a half years in prison for bribery.