Shakira Could Face 8-Years In Prison, $23M Fine In Spanish Tax Evasion Case – Deadline

Shakira Could Face 8-Years In Prison, $23M Fine In Spanish Tax Evasion Case – Deadline

A Spanish prosecutor is would have set to seek a maximum of 8 years in prison and a $23 million fine against the superstar singer Shakira for tax evasionaccording to documents seen by Reuters.

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.

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