Prosecutors in Spain stated Friday they might ask a courtroom to condemn Colombian pop star Shakira to eight years and two months in jail, if she is convicted in her anticipated trial for alleged tax fraud.
Shakira, whose full identify is Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll, is charged with failing to pay the Spanish authorities 14.5 million euros (practically $19 million) in taxes between 2012 and 2014. The prosecutors stated they might additionally search a effective of 24 million euros ($31 million).
The indictment particulars six prices towards Shakira. The singer this week rejected a settlement deal supplied by prosecutors, opting to go to trial as a substitute. A trial date has but to be set.
Shakira’s public relations crew says the singer has at all times fulfilled her tax duties. It says the artist has deposited the quantity she is alleged to owe, together with 3 million euros (practically $4 million) in curiosity.
Prosecutors in Barcelona have alleged the Grammy winner spent greater than half of every yr between 2012 and 2014 in Spain and may have paid taxes within the nation.
Shakira lately ended an 11-year-long relationship with FC Barcelona star Gerard Piqué, with whom she has two kids. The household used to dwell in Barcelona.
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