- The Colombian could be imprisoned
- What does the singer say about the accusations?
- What did Shakira do for the prosecution to ask for 8 years?
Shakira has opted to go to trial rather than accept a deal offered by Spanish prosecutors to settle allegations that she defrauded Spain’s government of 14.5 million euros ($15 million) in taxes, her public relations team said Wednesday. .
This Friday, the Prosecutor’s Office confirmed the accusation against the Colombian singer and requested a sentence of eight years and two months in prison for six crimes against the Public Treasury. She is accused of not paying the Personal Income Tax and the Wealth Tax, according to The country.
Not just jail! Shakira faces another possible punishment
In addition, according to the Spanish newspaper, a fine of 23.7 million euros has also been requested for Shakira. The 45-year-old Colombian pop star “fully trusts her innocence and, therefore, does not accept a consent,” the Llorente y Cuenca firm said in a statement.
The Spanish prosecutor accused the singer in 2018 of evading the payment of 14.5 million euros in taxes on income obtained between 2012 and 2014. She faces a possible fine and prison sentence if she is found guilty of tax evasion, AP notes.