Greek singer Antonis Remos denies allegations of tax evasion

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Famous Greek singer Antonis Remos is under investigation by a prosecutor and relevant authorities for alleged money laundering and tax evasion amounting to 1.5 million euros, Protothema has reported.

In a statement via his lawyers Stathis Bakalis and Michalis Dimitrakopoulou, the Greek singer vehemently denied the allegations.

“I was informed with regret and reasonable concern that the Anti-Money Laundering Authority has seized all my movable and immovable property due to allegations of tax evasion,” Remos said in the statement.

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“My regret stems from a secret procedural process being illegally leaked to the media, exposing me publicly. Moreover, I was never called by the Authority to provide explanations or evidence to prove my innocence. I look forward to being called immediately to clarify the charges against me and to clear my name.”

The financial prosecutor initiated the probe approximately a month ago, investigating the singer and a company he owns that is unrelated to his professional activities. This followed findings from a longer-running investigation by the Anti-Money Laundering Independent Authority.

The investigation began after the singer submitted suspiciously low income tax forms over the past five years, declaring only €50,000 annually despite his successful career in high-society venues and clubs.

Sources say the prosecutor’s investigation will assess the involvement of third parties in the case.

Source: protothema.

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