The popular singer announced just a few weeks ago the split with the father of her two children, now she faces a scandal for tax evasion. However, he denies the charges.
On Wednesday it was revealed that singer Shakira will go to court
Another blow after the breakup: the popular singer is in serious trouble, she is going to court. Colombian singer Shakira will go to court in Spain. She rejected the agreement with the Spanish public prosecutor’s office, which accuses her of tax evasion of an amount of 14.5 million euros. This was announced on Wednesday by the singer’s PR team. According to the team’s statement, Shakira “believes in her innocence and has decided to leave the whole matter in the hands of the law.”
Prosecutors accused the 45-year-old singer in 2018 of failing to pay 14.5 million euros in taxes to the Spanish government on her 2012-14 earnings. If convicted of tax evasion, she faces a fine and potentially jail time.
Shakira at the NBC Upfronts (New York, 2022) Source: Profimedia
Today they announced that they do not agree, and that the prosecution is asking for an 8-year prison sentence.
More detailed information about the deal offered by the prosecutor’s office to Shakira to settle the entire dispute was not immediately known. It is not even known when the trial could begin in the matter. But Spanish prosecutors said on Friday they would seek more than eight years in prison for Colombian pop singer Shakira after the 45-year-old star rejected a plea deal for tax evasion. At the same time, the prosecution is demanding a fine of nearly 24 million euros, reported the AFP news agency.
Prosecutors say Shakira moved to Spain in 2011 when her relationship with FC Barcelona footballer Gerard Pique became public knowledge, but maintained her official tax residency in the Bahamas until 2015. Shakira accused Spanish prosecutors of a breach of his rights and of having used offensive methods. “The authorities are claiming the money I earned from my overseas tours and my participation in The Voice singing competition,” she said. Shakira was a judge on this American television show in 2013-2014, when, in her own words, she “did not yet have a permanent residence in Spain”. Her legal team says the singer only moved to Spain “full-time” in 2015 and met all her tax obligations.Photo gallery
Shakira and Gerard Pique, in New York, 2019 Source: Profimedia
He continues to deny the allegations
Shakira’s team insists the singer owes nothing to the Spanish tax authorities. The question of where Shakira actually lived in the years 2012-14 is crucial in assessing the whole affair. The Spanish prosecutor’s office says she mainly stayed in Spain, although her official residence was in the Bahamas.
Shakira, whose full name is Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripollová, has two children with FC Barcelona soccer star Gerard Pique. The couple used to live together in Barcelona, but recently ended their 11-year relationship.
Shakira (45) and Spanish footballer Gerard Pique i Bernabeu (35) were among the most admired couples in the world. They have two adorable children together, sons Milan and Sasha, and they try to live their lives privately, but global media recently reported that the couple have been living apart for some time. Shakira had to kick Gerard out of the house after she herself caught him cheating in bed:
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