BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — A Spanish choose on Tuesday accredited a demo for Colombian pop singer Shakira on charges of tax fraud.
Spanish prosecutors accused the entertainer in 2018 of failing to pay 14.5 million euros ($13.9) in taxes on money gained concerning 2012 and 2014. Prosecutors are trying to get an eight-12 months jail sentence and a hefty fine if she is identified responsible of tax evasion.
Shakira, 45, has consistently denied any wrongdoing and turned down a deal with authorities to prevent likely to trial. Her public relations agency has claimed that she has now paid out all that she owed and an extra 3 million euros ($2.8 million) in interest.
The day for the demo has yet to be established.
The scenario hinges on the place Shakira lived throughout 2012-14. Prosecutors in Barcelona have alleged the Grammy winner put in extra than fifty percent of that period in Spain and ought to have paid out taxes in the region, even even though her formal residence was in the Bahamas.
Shakira, whose comprehensive identify is Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll, has been connected to Spain given that she commenced dating soccer player Gerard Pique. The pair, who have two youngsters, utilized to stay collectively in Barcelona but a short while ago finished their 11-year marriage.
Spain has cracked down on soccer stars like Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo more than the earlier 10 years for not having to pay their complete because of in taxes. Each players have been observed responsible of evasion and been given jail sentences that have been waived for initial-time offenders.
The Associated Press