Shakira ‘faces eight years in prison’ after being tried for tax fraud

Shakira faces up to eight years in prison after being tried for tax evasion.

The 45-year-old Colombian singer has been accused of failing to pay taxes in Spain between 2012 and 2014 and six prosecutors have persuaded a Spanish court to try the singer.

Allegations surfaced in 2021 when she was accused of using shell companies to obscure control of assets. She has also been accused of only giving her name in countries considered tax havens.

Overall, the “Hips Don’t Lie” singer is said to have evaded 14.5 million euros in taxes.

Shakira has called all the allegations against her “false”, adding that she has paid everything she owed the government.

She claimed that her tax residency was in the Bahamas between 2012 and 2014, so she was exempt from paying Spanish income tax.

The singer also claimed she was in Spain “sporadically” during that time, but prosecutors argued that she actually lived in Barcelona for more than six months a year.

If found guilty, the singer faces a prison sentence.

Shakira has denied all allegations of tax fraud

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Shakira made her recording debut at the age of 13 and rose to international fame with her fifth album. laundry servicein 2001. It contained the singles “Whenever, Wherever” and “Underneath Your Clothes”.

Since then, she has sung the official 2010 World Cup song “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)” and served as a coach for two seasons The voice in the US and appeared alongside Jennifer Lopez on the Super Bowl halftime show. Shakira ‘faces eight years in prison’ after being tried for tax fraud


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