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Shakira might face 8-year jail time period, prosecutors in Spain say

Shakira might face 8-year jail time period, prosecutors in Spain say

Shakira is charged with failing to pay 14.5 million euros in taxes to the Spanish authorities. Her publicists mentioned she already deposited the quantity she’s mentioned to owe.

MADRID, Spain — Prosecutors in Spain mentioned Friday they’d ask a court docket to condemn Colombian pop star Shakira to eight years and two months in jail, if she is convicted in her anticipated trial for alleged tax fraud.

Shakira, whose full title is Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll, is charged with failing to pay the Spanish authorities 14.5 million euros ($15 million) in taxes between 2012 and 2014. The prosecutors mentioned they’d additionally search a wonderful of 24 million euros ($24 million).

The indictment particulars six expenses in opposition to Shakira. The singer this week rejected a settlement deal supplied by prosecutors, opting to go to trial as an alternative. A trial date has but to be set.

Her publicists in London mentioned in a press release Friday that Shakira “has all the time cooperated and abided by the regulation, demonstrating impeccable conduct as a person and a taxpayer.” The publicists accused the Spanish Tax Company of violating her rights.

Shakira’s Spanish public relations workforce mentioned earlier this week that the artist has deposited the quantity she is alleged to owe, together with 3 million euros in curiosity.

Prosecutors in Barcelona have alleged the Grammy winner spent greater than half of every 12 months between 2012 and 2014 in Spain and may have paid taxes within the nation.

Shakira not too long ago ended an 11-year-long relationship with FC Barcelona star Gerard Piqué, with whom she has two kids. The household used to reside in Barcelona.

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