Italian actress Ornella Muti has been informed she would possibly well per chance dawdle to jail if she fails to pay damages for cancelling tour dates to lend a hand a dinner with Russia’s Vladimir Putin and actor Kevin Costner.
Muti had been as a result of execute on stage in December 2010, but called in sick for 3 nights and flew to St Petersburg to lend a hand the charity gala.
Now Italy’s high enchantment court docket has upheld her conviction for tried fraud.
The actress has said within the past she is unable to pay the theatre damages.
The Supreme Court docket of Cassation confirmed on Thursday her six-month suspended jail term as correctly as a €500 (£445; $560) glorious and €30,000 in compensation to the Verdi theatre in Pordenone, in north-japanese Italy.
Her conviction for tried fraud stems from a sick checklist she gave the theatre that said she was laid low with acute irritation of the trachea, with a fever, a cough and a hoarse reveal.
The scientific certificates suggested five days of relaxation and reports said she then travelled to the Russian charity gala to which President Putin had invited her some time before.
When photos emerged of the actress acting at the identical desk as President Putin, the theatre took motion.
The court docket warned that if Muti did not pay the compensation she would dawdle to penal advanced.
Ornella Muti, 64, is known outside Italy for motion photos equivalent to Flash Gordon and Oscar and continues to characteristic on show cover and stage in Italy.
Italian media said she had 30 days to pay the compensation before the court docket took further motion.
On the popular trial in 2015, the actress said she did no longer possess the funds to pay up.
Two years later she and her family had been evicted from her dwelling in Rome over €80,000 in arrears to an property agency, Italian media divulge.
Muti has informed Russian media within the past that she has a flat in Moscow and would fancy Russian citizenship.