(Paris) French actress Isabelle Adjani will be tried on October 19 in Paris for tax evasion and money laundering, we learned on Tuesday from a judicial source.

Contacted, his lawyer did not respond immediately.

The 68-year-old multi-award-winning actress is accused of defrauding the tax authorities in 2013, 2016 and 2017 through two mechanisms.

She concealed “a donation of 2 million euros ($2.9 million) from Diagna NDiaye, under cover of a loan, which allowed him to evade 1.2 million euros in transfer duties (1 $.7 million)” and she fictitiously took up residence in Portugal, thus allowing her to “evade 236,000 euros ($349,000) in income tax”, detailed the judicial source.

Mamadou Diagna Ndiaye is a Senegalese businessman, president of the Senegalese National Olympic and Sports Committee (Cnoss) and member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

The actress will also be tried for money laundering, acts committed between the United States and Portugal in 2014. She is suspected of having “passed through an American bank account not declared to the tax authorities the sum of 119,000 euros ($176,000) from an offshore company with unknown beneficial ownership and intended for investment in Portugal,” the same source explained.

The investigation was opened in 2016 following revelations from the Panama Papers about a scheme of tax evasion via accounts in tax havens. Isabelle Adjani was cited as the holder of a company in the British Virgin Islands.

If the investigations did not make it possible to identify financial flows in connection with this offshore company, they did however reveal facts of tax evasion and money laundering, specified the judicial source.

The only French actress to have won the César for best actress five times, Isabelle Adjani made her theater debut before making her mark on the cinema with fragile and passionate heroines, from L’histoire d’Adèle H. (by François Truffaut, in 1975, inspired by the life of Victor Hugo’s daughter) to La Reine Margot (by Patrick Chéreau in 1994, based on a novel by Alexandre Dumas).

Recently, it is by a return to the song that she made people talk about her: the interpreter of Pull marine written by Serge Gainsbourg 40 years ago, is preparing a second album for the end of the year.

In another legal proceeding, she was indicted in October 2020 for fraud after a complaint from a former consultant who accused her of having concealed the reimbursement of 157,000 euros ($ 232,000) she owed him.