The three-time Grammy winner is accused of failing to pay almost $15 million in taxes from 2012 to 2014. The superstar says she has already paid around $17.5 million to the Spanish tax authorities to settle his obligation. Yet in July last year a judge ruled there was enough “evidence of criminality” for the singer, who is NBC’s star and EP. dance with myself reality contest, give it a try.
While Shakira is Colombian, the prosecutor’s office alleges that she was “habitually resident in Spain between 2012 and 2014 and in May 2012 bought a house in Barcelona. This house, according to officials, was not only for the singer, but also for her husband Gerard Pique, who plays for FC Barcelona, and their son, who was born in Spain in 2013. The duo announced that they were separating last month.
A statement from the superstar’s representatives at the BBC claims she is “fully convinced of her innocence” and considers the case a “violation of her rights”. She reportedly recently rejected a settlement offer from prosecutors.
No date has yet been set for a trial.