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Shakira Could Face 8 Years in Prison in Tax Fraud Case

Prosecutors in Spain introduced on July 29 that they’re searching for an eight-year jail sentence in their tax fraud case in opposition to Shakira. In paperwork launched by the prosecutor’s office and (through Reuters), she is accused of 14.5 million euros in tax fraud, which is about 14.8 million {dollars}. The prosecutors are additionally searching for a tremendous of 24 million euros.

Shakira, who’s from Colombia, is accused of failing to pay taxes between 2012 and 2014. Shakira claims she did not reside in Spain throughout these years, however the prosecutors allege she spent greater than half of every year in the nation. The paperwork reviewed by Reuters say that prosecutors consider Shakira bought a home in Barcelona in 2012. Shakira’s staff says her official residence was in the Bahamas.

According to Reuters, the singer rejected a settlement deal from the prosecutor’s office earlier this week. The phrases of that deal aren’t identified. Shakira’s PR agency mentioned in a press release on the time, “The singer is fully confident of her innocence and therefore does not accept a settlement.” Shakira’s staff says she has already paid the 17.2 million euros that prosecutors initially informed her she owed, and she or he has no excellent debt. She was first accused of tax fraud by Spanish authorities in 2018. They claimed she didn’t pay 14.5 million euros.

Shakira not too long ago ended issues together with her long-term accomplice, FC Barcelona soccer participant Gerard Piqué. The couple share two youngsters and have been collectively for 11 years.

A date for Shakira’s trial has not been set. POPSUGAR reached out to Shakira for remark, however has not heard again at time of publication.

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