Juan Gabriel Arrested For Tax Evasion
Mexican pop star Juan Gabriel has been arrested in the northern state of Chihuahua for alleged income tax evasion.Mexican pop star Juan Gabriel has been arrested in the northern state of Chihuahua for alleged income tax evasion. The 55-year-old crooner of such popular songs as "Hasta que te Conoci" and "Querida" was nabbed late Wednesday by federal authorities upon arrival at the Ciudad Juarez airport.
He had arrived at the border city for a scheduled concert performance.
Gabriel is accused of not reporting 4.1 million pesos (about $380,000) in income. Mexico's Attorney General's office, which issued the arrest warrant for Gabriel on Monday, said the singer was released on a 4.1 million-peso bail early yesterday morning. Tax evasion is not considered a felony in Mexico.
Born Alberto Aguilera, he changed his name to Juan Gabriel after recording his first hit.