Pop singer Shakira's troubles increases in tax evasion case, may be jailed for many years including fine
Colombian pop singer Shakira continues to be implicated in the Spanish tax evasion case. Now a court has cleared the trial of the singer against the allegation of cheating. Prosecutors have accused the singer of not paying taxes and defrauding the department.
Colombian pop star Shakira's troubles in the Spanish tax evasion case are not seeming to be abating. A Spanish court on Tuesday approved a trial against the singer on charges of tax fraud. In 2018, Spanish prosecutors have accused the singer of not paying 14.5 million euros ($14.7 million) in taxes and defrauding the tax department on earnings she earned between 2012 and 2014.
Prosecutors are demanding eight years in prison and a hefty fine if Shakira is found guilty, so that such a crime does not happen in the future.
Denied the allegations
According to the news agency (AP), Shakira has issued a statement explaining these allegations, quoting her lawyers, and has denied any wrongdoing and has negotiated with an official to avoid trial. has also declined the offer. The singer's PR said, she has first paid all the taxes that were due on her and 3 million euros ($2.8 million) which is interest.
6 cases including fraud will be registered
At the same time, a court located in the city of Esplugues de Llobregat weather in Barcelona has said that Shakira will face six counts of tax fraud. However, in this case, the court has not yet announced a formal referral and has not set a trial date.
Residence related matter
According to the information, the whole matter hinges on the singer's stay at her residence during the year 2012-14. At the same time, prosecutors have also alleged that the singer moved to Spain in 2011 after she began dating Barcelona football player Gerard Pique, but she maintained her official residence in the Bahamas until 2015.
Let us tell you that both of them have recently ended their relationship by deciding to separate from each other after 11 years. Both also have two children.
Football player has also been reprimanded
Let us tell you that Spain takes a very strict stance against tax defaulters, in the last decade a Spanish court also reprimanded football players Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo for not paying full tax.
Shakira is known worldwide for her songs Hips Don't Lie, Wherever, Waka Waka and Belly Dance.