The Colombian Pop Star Shakira Is Facing 8 Years In Prison For Tax Evasion, And The Prosecutors Are Taking Action
Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll, Also known worldwide by the name Shakira is charged with failing to pay the Spanish government 14.5 Million Euros in taxes between the years 2012 and 2014. And the prosecutors are not planning to take it easy on her and they would seek a fine of US$24 million. More on how Shakira Is Facing 8 Years In Prison.
Prosecutors would ask the court to sentence the Colombian Star Shakira to eight years and two months in prison if convicted in her trial for alleged tax fraud.
The singer this week rejected a settlement deal offered by prosecutors, and chose to go to trial instead. A trial date that yet to be set.
The Singer’s Spanish public relations team stated earlier this week that the artist has deposited the amount that was announced, including $4.8 Million Euros in interest.
Shakira “has always cooperated and abided by the law, demonstrating impeccable conduct as an individual and a taxpayer.” Says Her Publicists in London Friday.
The Grammy winner recently has ended an 11 years long relationship with FC Barcelona’s Defender Gerard Pique, with whom she has two children. The family used to live in Barcelona.
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Shakira’s Spanish public relations team said earlier this week that the artist has deposited in escrow the amount she is said to owe, including 3 million euros in interest.
Where did Shakira live in 2012?
The prosecutor’s document, seen by Reuters, asserts that Shakira was ordinarily resident in Spain between 2012 and 2014, and in May 2012 bought a house in Barcelona that became a family home for herself, her partner, and their son born in Spain in 2013.
Shakira, whose full name is Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll, is charged with failing to pay the Spanish government 14.5 million euros ($15 million) in taxes between 2012 and 2014. The prosecutors said they would also seek a fine of 24 million euros ($24 million).
Spanish footballer Gerard Piqué and Colombian pop star Shakira announced they are separating. (CNN) Colombian pop star Shakira and her longtime partner, Spanish footballer Gerard Piqué, are separating. “We regret to confirm that we are separating.
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