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Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Spanish court after Shakira over alleged tax fraud

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The Spanish court is at it again but this time it is Colombia pop star, Shakira that they are after. The court summoned the singer for a trial on tax fraud charges.

They accused the singer of defrauding the Spanish government between 2012 and 2014 by failing to remit 14.5 million euros ($13.9 million).

According to Spanish prosecutors, they have “sufficient evidence” to prove that Shakira lived in the country during the three-year-stretch without paying them.

Prosecutors in Barcelona said in July they would seek a prison sentence of more than eight years against the singer and a fine of nearly 24 million euros ($24 million) after she rejected a plea deal over accusations of tax evasion.

The singer has repeatedly denied the allegations.

In a recent interview with Elle magazine, the singer said she did not settle with Spanish authorities because she has evidence proving that she did not spend enough days in the country during that period to be considered a resident for tax purposes.

She was busy touring the world, even while pregnant with her first child, she said.

“The tax authorities saw that I was dating a Spanish citizen and began to salivate. It is clear that they wanted to go after that money no matter what.” It has been reported that she previously rejected a settlement offer from prosecutors.”



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