Shakira is going through a second probe into her taxes after a Spanish decide agreed to permit state prosecutors to analyze two potential instances of tax fraud involving the Colombian singer stemming from 2018. The court docket shared they’d no info on the financial sum being investigated on this case.
The worldwide pop star is at present awaiting trial for failing to pay the Spanish authorities 14.5 million Euros ($15 million) in taxes between 2012 and 2014.
Shakira was beforehand supplied a settlement settlement in that case, however rejected it, opting to go to trial. A date has but to be set for that case, though prosecutors in Spain are requesting Shakira be sentenced to eight years and two months in jail and pay a superb of 24 million Euros ($24 million).
SHAKIRA TAX FRAUD CASE: PROSECUTORS SEEK 8 YEARS IN PRISON, $24 MILLION FINE AFTER SINGER REJECTS PLEA DEAL
Shakira’s public relations agency, Llorente y Cuenca, mentioned in a press release in Spanish that she had “at all times acted in concordance with the legislation and on the recommendation of her monetary advisers,” and “is now targeted on her creative profession in Miami.” She “is calm and assured that she’s going to obtain a positive decision of her fiscal points,” they famous.
The agency additionally shared that Shakira has but to be notified of the court docket’s newest resolution.
Representatives for the “She Wolf” singer beforehand advised Fox Information Digital of the unique prices, “Shakira has at all times cooperated and abided by the legislation, demonstrating impeccable conduct as a person and a taxpayer, and faithfully following the counsel of PriceWaterhouseCoopers, a prestigious and globally acknowledged tax agency. Sadly, the Spanish Tax Workplace, which loses one out of each two lawsuits with its taxpayers, continues to violate her rights and pursue yet one more baseless case. Shakira is assured that her innocence shall be confirmed by the tip of the judicial course of.”
Prosecutors in Barcelona allege that Shakira spent greater than half of each 2012 and 2014 in Spain, and subsequently is required to pay taxes within the nation.
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The three-time Grammy Award winner and three-time Latin Grammy winner is at present going through six prices.
In Could 2022, the star appealed the identical tax fraud prices from 2012-2014, however a court docket struck down her request.
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After a messy break up from former FC-Barcelona participant Gerard Piqué and consequential custody settlement, Shakira and her two sons, Milan, 10, and Sasha, 8, moved to the USA, settling in Miami in April.
Shakira’s representatives haven’t instantly returned Fox Information Digital’s request for remark.
The Related Press contributed to this report.
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