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Spanish Prosecutors Seek 8 Year Sentence For Shakira Over Tax Evasion Allegations

Spanish Prosecutors Seek 8 Year Sentence For Shakira Over Tax Evasion Allegations
World Celebs

Spanish Prosecutors Seek 8 Year Sentence For Shakira Over Tax Evasion Allegations

Spanish Prosecutors Seek 8 Year Sentence For Shakira Over Tax Evasion Allegations

Colombian singer Shakira could be facing a eight years prison sentence and a €20m fine over alleged tax evasion.

Shakira, the columbian singer and performer is being accused of failing to pay €12m in tax between years 2012 and 2014.

Shakira refused an offer given to settle and close the case earlier this week, and a trial date has not yet been set for the investigation.

An statement from representatives of Shakira claim that she is "fully confident of her innocence", and she says that the case against her is a  "violation of her rights".

She was accused of the tax evasion in 2018, with prosecutors claiming she was living in Spain between 2012 and 2014 whilst her official residence was listed elsewhere

In Spain, people who spend more than six months in the country are considered residents for tax purposes. But Shakira says she did not mainly live in Spain at the time.

A document from prosecutors claims that Shakira bought a house in Barcelona in 2012, which became her family home whilst living in the city with her spouse at the time, footballer Gerard Pique.

They are seeking and aiming for a 8 year sentence combined with a €20m fine if the singer is found guilty, however Shakira said she has repaid the money that the authorities claimed she owed, plus interest on top.

Officials demanded a tax bill from all of her global income during the years in question, not just what she made in Spain.

She only began to declare Spain as her place of residence for tax purposes in 2015.

During 2019, her former partner Gerard Pique was fined €1.8m by the Spanish national court for tax evasion between 2008 and 2010.

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