Shakira Tax Case: According to reports, Singer could be jailed for eight years in Spain. Yes, Singer has been accused of tax evasion of about Rs 117 crore. A Spanish prosecutor on Friday demanded an eight-year prison sentence for Shakira. Earlier, the prosecutor had dismissed Shakira’s plea for theft charges. If sources are to be believed, the Barcelona prosecutor has demanded that Shakira be fined 24 million euros.
Shakira in big trouble
On the earnings Shakira earned from 2012 to 2014, she has not deposited about 145 million euros as tax. On Wednesday, Shakira’s petition was rejected, for which she has to bear the brunt.
According to the source, Shakira has sold around 60 million albums. Shakira’s lawyer said that he was absolutely sure of her innocence. Singer had decided to let the matter be taken to court as she was confident that she would be proven innocent but things are turning out to be opposite.
No announcement made by the court
No announcement has been made by the court yet. Nor has the exam date been fixed. Shakira is a globally popular name in the music industry. Shakira’s lawyer says that nothing can be proved until there is an investigation. At the same time, the prosecutor says that Shakira shifted to Spain in the year 2011. During that time her relationship with Barcelona footballer Gerard Pique became public. He maintained his official tax residence in the Bahamas until 2015. The couple has two children. In the month of June this year, both have decided to separate.
At the same time, Shakira’s lawyer said that till the year 2014, Shakira has earned all the money from international tour. In 2015, she shifted to Spain. He has paid all the taxes. Shakira paid 17.2 million euros to the Spanish tax authority. There is no loan outstanding on them for many years. In May, a Barcelona court rejected Singer’s appeal to drop the charges.