Spanish culture minister Maxim Huerta resigns over tax fine | News | DW


Former television presenter and writer Maxim Huerta had only just changed his Twitter account to reflect his new status as culture and sports minister.

On Wednesday he announced he was stepping down after news website El Confidencial reported Huerta was found to have evaded €218,322 ($256,462) in taxes when he was a television presenter 10 years ago.

Saying he had paid the fine, Huerta told a news conference in Madrid he was “absolutely innocent.”

“I have paid the fine twice, at the time and now, here,” he said, adding that the fine was a result of a change in the tax authority’s…



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