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Pop singer Shakira to face trial for tax fraud in Spain

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Pop singer Shakira to face trial for tax fraud in Spain

By Associated Press

BARCELONA: A Spanish decide on Tuesday accredited a trial for Colombian pop singer Shakira on prices of tax fraud.

Spanish prosecutors accused the entertainer in 2018 of failing to pay 14.5 million euros ($13.9) in taxes on revenue earned between 2012 and 2014.

Prosecutors are searching for an eight-year jail sentence and a hefty high quality if she is discovered responsible of tax evasion.

Shakira, 45, has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing and rejected a cope with authorities to keep away from going to trial.

Her public relations agency has mentioned that she has already paid all that she owed and a further 3 million euros ($2.8 million) in curiosity.

The date for the trial has but to be set.

The case hinges on the place Shakira lived throughout 2012-14.

Prosecutors in Barcelona have alleged the Grammy winner spent greater than half of that interval in Spain and will have paid taxes within the nation, although her official residence was within the Bahamas.

Shakira, whose full title is Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll, has been linked to Spain since she began courting soccer participant Gerard Pique.

The couple, who’ve two youngsters, used to stay collectively in Barcelona however lately ended their 11-year relationship.

Spain has cracked down on soccer stars like Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo over the previous decade for not paying their full due in taxes.

Both gamers have been discovered responsible of evasion and acquired jail sentences that have been waived for first-time offenders.

BARCELONA: A Spanish decide on Tuesday accredited a trial for Colombian pop singer Shakira on prices of tax fraud.

Spanish prosecutors accused the entertainer in 2018 of failing to pay 14.5 million euros ($13.9) in taxes on revenue earned between 2012 and 2014.

Prosecutors are searching for an eight-year jail sentence and a hefty high quality if she is discovered responsible of tax evasion.

Shakira, 45, has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing and rejected a cope with authorities to keep away from going to trial.

Her public relations agency has mentioned that she has already paid all that she owed and a further 3 million euros ($2.8 million) in curiosity.

The date for the trial has but to be set.

The case hinges on the place Shakira lived throughout 2012-14.

Prosecutors in Barcelona have alleged the Grammy winner spent greater than half of that interval in Spain and will have paid taxes within the nation, although her official residence was within the Bahamas.

Shakira, whose full title is Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll, has been linked to Spain since she began courting soccer participant Gerard Pique.

The couple, who’ve two youngsters, used to stay collectively in Barcelona however lately ended their 11-year relationship.

Spain has cracked down on soccer stars like Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo over the previous decade for not paying their full due in taxes.

Both gamers have been discovered responsible of evasion and acquired jail sentences that have been waived for first-time offenders.