Spanish minister resigns over tax fine

MADRID (Reuters) – Spain’s culture minister resigned on Wednesday from a week-old government following local media reports that he had avoided paying taxes while working as a TV journalist 10 years ago.

Spain’s Culture Minister Maxim Huerta receives the ministerial briefcase from outgoing minister Inigo Mendez de Vigo at the Culture Ministry in Madrid, Spain June 7, 2018. REUTERS/Paul Hanna

Maxim Huerta, who was named to the cabinet of Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez last week, said he had paid a fine related to his declared income in 2006 and 2008, and was “absolutely innocent”.


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