ICELAND (CelebrityAccess) – Members of the Icelandic band Sigur Ros have been charged with tax evasion to the tune of 151 million Icelandic Krona ($1.2 million), according to the Associated Press.
The charges, laid by the District Prosecutor on Thursday (March 28), arrive nearly three years after local authorities launched a probe into the group’s finances. Now, the four members of Sigur Ros are being accused of submitting incorrect tax returns from 2011 to 2014.
In a statement, the band faults its former accountant, says it cooperated with tax authorities after becoming aware of the issue and has vowed to clear its name.
While the tax case is pending trial, assets belonging to the four — apartments and houses worth $6.5 million — will remain frozen by the authorities, reports AP.
A court date has not been set.