The Spanish public prosecutor has requested an eight-year prison sentence for Shakira in a tax fraud case worth 14.5 million euros, Reuters reported, citing a prosecutor’s document published on Friday.
The move came after the world-renowned Colombian singer rejected a plea deal from prosecutors earlier this week.
Shakira is accused of not paying taxes between 2012 and 2014, but the singer defends herself by saying that she did not live in Spain during that time.
According to a prosecutor’s document seen by Reuters, Shakira had a regular residence in Spain between 2012 and 2014, she also bought a house in Barcelona in May 2012, and she also has a son there in 2013, whose father is Gerard Pique, the former captain. From FC Barcelona, which she recently broke up with, and the relationship.
The singer also claims to have paid the money that the Spanish tax authorities say she owes and maintains that she has no overdue debts to the tax authorities.
In addition to imprisonment, the prosecution is asking Shakira to pay a fine of more than 23 million euros if convicted. A trial date has not yet been set.
According to Shakira’s legal representatives, the woman is absolutely sure of her innocence. The terms of the settlement offer submitted by the prosecution were not disclosed. A trial date has not yet been set. (Reuters)
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