A Spanish courtroom has dismissed an enchantment from Colombian singer Shakira and ratified a previous choice, which noticed “enough proof” to ship her to face trial over alleged tax fraud, a courtroom doc confirmed on Thursday.
Prosecutors declare the “Hips Do not Lie” singer didn’t pay as much as 14.5 million euros ($15.54 million) in tax on earnings earned between 2012 and 2014.
They argue Shakira was dwelling within the Spanish northern area of Catalonia throughout these years although the Colombian pop star’s representatives have stated she moved to Spain solely in 2015 the place she has met all her tax obligations since then.
The brand new choice is a ratification of a previous courtroom ruling issued in July 2021. The courtroom nonetheless has to formally ship her to face trial and set a date.
Her authorized crew stated in an announcement on Thursday they are going to preserve defending her case with stable authorized arguments.
“Shakira’s conduct on tax issues has at all times been impeccable in all of the international locations she needed to pay taxes and he or she has trusted and adopted faithfully the suggestions of the most effective specialists and advisers,” the assertion stated.
The 45-year-old singer lives with FC Barcelona soccer membership defender Gerard Pique they usually have two youngsters. They’ve been collectively since 2011.
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