Waka Waka girl Shakira has landed herself in a tax fraud case, prosecution demands 8 years prison time
The Spanish Tax Agency has accused singer Shakira of tax theft; she had previously rejected their plea agreement. A Spanish prosecutor has now requested a sentence of more than eight years in prison and a fine of more than 23 million euros ($23.51 million) for Colombian diva Shakira in connection with a 14.5 million euro tax fraud case.
A Spanish prosecutor has requested that the pop star serve an eight-year prison sentence, according to the Spanish daily El Pais on Friday. However, neither a tax agency representative nor a singer’s representative was readily accessible for remark.
A agreement had earlier been presented by the Spanish authorities to resolve the suspected tax fraud. The singer, however, turned down the offer. The 45-year-old “trusts her innocence and chooses to put the issue in the hands of the authorities,” according to a statement from PR agency Llorente y Cuenca. According to the company, Shakira has paid the alleged deficit she owed to the Spanish Tax Agency and has no outstanding tax liabilities.
The singer was charged by Spanish authorities in 2018 with failing to pay 14.5 million euros in taxes on income generated between 2012 and 2014. Despite the fact that Shakira’s official domicile was in the Bahamas, they claimed she lived in Spain from 2012 to 2014.