1 August 2012. Isabel Pantoja, 55, Spain’s best known folk singer, was charged with money laundering. The investigative judges believe that they can prove she laundered at least €1.84 million, using half a dozen fictitious companies registered in her name, on behalf of her former domestic partner, a former mayor of the luxury resort town of Marbella on the Costa del Sol. According to the prosecution, Julián Muñoz solicited his then girlfriend, Isabel Pantoja, to launder a portion of the more than €3.5 million he had allegedly collected in bribes during his tenure as mayor. His former wife, Maite Zaldívar, who also allegedly helped him, faces similar charges as Pantoja.