Shakira is facing a serious charge of tax defrauding. Where Spanish prosecutors want to throw a Colombian star for 8 years if she will found guilty. She is accused of allegedly failing to pay $14.7 million in taxes while living in Spain between 2012 and 2014. Shakira claims she was not in the country at that time.
Earlier this week, the Queen of Latin Pop, 45, denied the charges. She said she would take her stand at trial because she “believes in her innocence and chooses to leave the matter in the hands of the law,”. Llorente y Cuenca said in a statement. Prosecutors insist Shakira was living in the country at the time. Also, said she bought a house in Barcelona in May 2012. They said she lived there with her fiance Gerard Piqué and their son, who was born in Spain in 2013. This is according to the documents. reviewed by Reuters.
At the time, Shakira’s official residence was in the Bahamas. But prosecutors claim she spent most of her time in Spain. If prosecutors prove their case in court, they want Shakira to spend eight years in prison. Also to pay a fine of $23.5 million, the document said.
The “Whenever, Wherever” singer, has sold more than 80 million records worldwide. She continued to maintain his innocence. She said, she previously owed $17.5 million to the Spanish tax office and owes them nothing.
Asked for comment, the star’s representatives pointed to an earlier statement released Wednesday. The representative said she is “absolutely convinced of his innocence”. And also believes the case is “a complete violation of her rights.”
Last month, Shakira hit the headlines when she announced she was divorcing Piqué after 11 years together.
Before that, she broke down after she and her son were attacked by a wild boar. This happened in a park in Barcelona and claimed one of them escaped with his purse.