Shakira ordered to face trial in Spain for alleged tax fraud

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USA Prime Time

Grammy-winning singer Shakira is one step nearer to going through trial in Spain for alleged tax fraud towards the Public Treasury of Spain, in keeping with a decision printed Tuesday.

A decide in Barcelona ordered the case to maneuver ahead to trial, however a begin date has not but been set. Spanish prosecutors allege Shakira didn’t pay private earnings and wealth tax between 2012-2014, presently valued within the quantity of about $15.8 million, which she has denied.

Shakira referred to as her accusations “false” in an interview with Elle journal earlier this month, stating “I paid all the things they stated I owed, even earlier than they filed a lawsuit. So as of as we speak, I owe zero to them.”

Spanish authorities allege she lived in Spain over 183 days yearly between 2011 and 2014, however Shakira denied that in her interview with Elle. Her attorneys have said her main residence throughout that point was within the Bahamas.

“Shakira and her staff think about that this case constitutes a complete violation of her rights since she has all the time proven impeccable conduct, as an individual and taxpayer, and a complete willingness to resolve any disagreement from the start, even earlier than the prison course of,” a spokesperson for Shakira stated in a press release in July after settlement on a settlement within the case couldn’t be reached,

USA Prime Time has reached out to representatives of Shakira for additional remark.

Prosecutors are in search of an eight-year jail sentence, plus fines, if she is convicted.

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