Shakira can be imprisoned for 8 years
Colombian music star Shakira is to stand trial in a Spanish court for 14.5 million euros ($12.9 million) of tax evasion. A court in Barcelona, Spain ordered the singer to stand trial for tax evasion. However, no specific date has yet been set.
If convicted, Spanish prosecutors want the star to face eight years in prison and a $23.8 million fine.
However, Shakira, 45, said she did nothing wrong. He repeatedly claimed his innocence.
In a recent interview with the Spanish edition of ‘Elle’ magazine, Shakira said: ‘I am convinced that I have enough evidence to support my case and that justice will follow my way.’
Shakira previously rejected a deal offered by prosecutors and opted to stand trial. Other than that, Shakira’s legal team said in a statement that they would make submissions at the appropriate time and do their job.
The allegations against Shakira focus primarily on Shakira’s residency between 2012 and 2014. Prosecutors allege he lives in Spain; But registers his residence elsewhere. Prosecutors released a document in July. It was noted that Shakira bought a house in Barcelona in 2012, which was established as the family home of her and her former partner, Barcelona footballer Gerard Pique. Shakira’s lawyers, meanwhile, said that until 2014 most of her income came from international tours and she spent a lot of time outside of Spain.
In this context, Shakira told ‘Elle’ magazine, ‘The Spanish tax authorities saw that I was dating a Spanish citizen and they are after my money out of spite. There is no other reason than that.
Shakira declared Spain as his tax domicile in 2015. He said he paid 17.2 million euros in taxes and had no outstanding debts. However, in a separate case in 2019, Shakira’s ex-boyfriend PKK was fined 2.1 million euros by Spain’s national court for tax evasion. He was convicted of tax evasion between 2008 and 2010.
Recently, the star couple broke up. They have two children.
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