Shakira, accused of tax evasion, will defend herself during a trial

The date of this trial to be held before the Provincial Court of Barcelona (northeast Spain) has not yet been set. claiming his innocence colombian star shakira45 years old, had made it known at the end of July who refused to seal a plea deal, saying that he prefers a trial to this plea procedure. The prosecution had indicated a few days later that it would request a sentence of more than eight years in prison and a fine of almost 24 million euros to the interpreter of the hits “Hips don’t lie”, “Waka Waka” or “Loca”.

According to the prosecution, Shakira had resided in Spain since 2011, when her relationship with FC Barcelona footballer Gerard Piqué was made public, but had maintained her tax residence in the Bahamas Islands, considered a tax haven, until 2015. The couple, who have two children, announced their separation in June. Shakira’s defense alleges that until 2014 her income came mainly from her international tours or her participation in the program “La Voz” in the United States and that she did not live more than six months a year in Spain, requirement to settle. fiscal residence in the country. The star further claimed that she had already paid €17.2 million to the Spanish tax authorities and therefore she no longer owed him any debt.

“These accusations are false,” Shakira hammered last week in an interview with ELLE magazine, assuring that she (…)

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