Hacienda and influencer Christian Agronte seal an agreement
Treasury and Defense YouTuber and Influencer Jorge Christian Batista AgronteKnown on social media as Chris Agronte, They are finalizing an agreement, with the goal of “paying and repaying all the money” the 32-year-old owes to the government.
Batista Agronte was indicted on July 13 for violating the Internal Revenue Code, following allegations Not reporting income in excess of $11 million and not paying $7.6 million to the Treasury between 2017 and 2022, The number that includes penalties and interest.
The potential agreement with the Treasury appeared Monday at the start of the trial against the businessman, which was scheduled to be held on August 31 by Nerisville Judge Doran Guzmán of the San Juan District Court.
Although Batista Agronte’s attorney, Francisco Repolo, refused to provide details of the agreement, The plaintiff in charge of the case, Deborah Rodriguez, speculated that the influencer might pay less than the amount owed. He stressed, however, that the accused would have to face some fines in criminal proceedings.
For her part, the judge warned that she would accept the agreement “as long as it complies with the law.”
“Mr. Batista Agronte is in favor of paying and repaying all the money owed. They (Treasury and the defendants) are in the process, which is not overnight and it takes some time,” Rodriguez emphasized, explaining that the start of the trial has been postponed due to the lack of some documents from the Treasury .
on questions new dayTreasury press spokeswoman Wilmar Trenta confirmed the talks between the two parties, but emphasized that at the moment “there is no agreement.”
For his part, Ripolo defended, “Mr. Batista is just a Puerto Rican taxpayer who was notified of a shortage by the Treasury and after a week of being notified, submitted all his tax forms to date, forms containing that the Treasury did not accept. In addition, it will fully comply with its obligations. tax”.
Batista Agronte is still in the free society, after paying a $100,000 bond imposed by San Juan District Court Judge Raisa Cajigas Campbell, who found cause for his arrest. After that, the businessman waived the introductory session.
Following the accusation against the influencer, the Treasury Department preemptively seized bank accounts and two luxury cars in the businessman’s name: a 2021 Mercedes-Benz G550 worth $239,884, and a 2020 Lamborghini Urus bus. From $349,599.
Similarly, the agency seized his accounts at brokerage houses and electronic payment companies, as well as other accounts related to events and ticket sales.
Rodriguez emphasized that the ban could be rescinded once the agreement was accepted by the court.