Why did Isabel Pantoja go to jail and Shakira not if her sentence is longer?

Shakira This Monday he settled one of his two battles with the Treasury by admitting before the judge the tax fraud of 14.5 million euros committed between 2012 and 2014 and reaching an agreement with the accusations. The artist from Barranquilla has accepted the payment of a fine of more than 7 million euros and a three-year prison sentence that she will not serve as she has no criminal record.

It must be remembered that judges or courts, through a reasoned resolution, can suspend the execution of custodial sentences as long as they do not exceed two years. Gerard Piqué’s ex has a three-year sentence for six different crimes. However, each one separately adds up to six months, which is why it is released.

The case of the Colombian singer, who said she admitted guilt because her children asked her to, reminds us of other celebrities who have had similar problems in court. She herself recalled some, although with a different ending: “I have come to the conclusion that it is not a triumph to win if the price is having so many years of your life stolen from you. I greatly admire those Spanish citizens, like Xabi Alonso, Sito Pons and many others, who have fought to the end investing years of their lives in this, but for me, today, winning is getting my time back. “What good is it for me to win a procedure in the end if I have to fight for 10 or 15 years and lose everything along the way?”

As for other celebrities who agreed with the accusations, like her, she is Leo Messi, who was sentenced for fraud of more than 4 million to 21 months in prison, a sentence of less than two years for which the athlete avoided prison by not having a criminal record. The sentence also included fines of 2 million euros for the former Barça player and 1.3 million euros for his father. Cristiano Ronaldo He also agreed with the Prosecutor’s Office on two years in prison and a fine of almost 19 million for tax fraud of more than 14 and a half million. These are some examples from the long list.

One of the most famous cases was that of Isabel Pantoja for his involvement in the Malaya case. She, on the other hand, did go to jail. Because? It must be remembered that the tonadillera was sentenced to 24 months for laundering money obtained illegally by Julian Muñoz, her then boyfriend and mayor of Marbella. In her case, both the Prosecutor’s Office and the Court were against the folkloric not entering prison, clinging to criteria such as the seriousness of the facts, not recognizing the crime or showing remorse or the absence of cooperation with Justice.

It was said then that her entry into prison was exemplary because the Provincial Court of Malaga itself defended that the entry of the singer from sailor of lights It was to serve as “a brake on possible future conduct of a similar nature by other people who will thus internalize their citizen duty to adapt their conduct to legal norms”, therefore having an “exemplary – not exemplary -” character.

Finally, after spending just under a year and a half in the Alcalá de Guadaíra prison, the mother of Kiko Rivera and Isa Pantoja was granted conditional release, leaving prison on March 2, 2016 after having served two thirds of the sentence. stipulated. We saw her again sitting on the bench in 2022 accused of punishable insolvency for the sale of Mi Gitana in 2015. The trial took place on March 22 in Criminal Court number 5 of Malaga.