August 10, 2022
Shakira faces 8-year prison sentence by Spanish prosecutor

Maybe his hips have fallen after all.

Spanish prosecutors want to throw Colombian superstar Shakira behind bars for eight years if she is found guilty of paying the country hundreds of millions of dollars in taxes, Reuters reported.

The “Hips Don’t Lie” crooner is in the throes of a legal battle Reportedly Failed to Pay $14.7 Million in Taxes When she lived in Spain between 2012 and 2014, at one point Shakira claims she did not live in the country.

Earlier this week, the 45-year-old queen of Latin pop rejected a plea deal from prosecutors, saying she would take her chance at trial because she “relies on her innocence and wants to leave the issue in the hands of the law.” Choices,” PR firm Llorente y Cuenca said in a statement.

Prosecutors insisted that Shakira lived in the country during that time and said she had bought a house in Barcelona in May 2012. She said she lived there with her estranged partner Gerard Pique and their son, who was born in Spain in 2013, according to a document reviewed by Reuters.

At the time, Shakira’s official residence was in the Bahamas, but prosecutors claim she spent most of her time in Spain.

If prosecutors prove their case at trial, they want Shakira to remain behind bars for eight years — and pay a $23.5 million fine, the document said.

Colombian singer Shakira
Shakira is accused of failing to pay taxes between 2012 and 2014, the period during which she did not live in Spain.
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The “Whenever, Anywhere” singer, who has sold more than 80 million records worldwide, has repeatedly maintained her innocence, saying that she previously owed $17.5 million in debt to the Spanish tax office and gave them some money. And didn’t have to.

When asked for comment, representatives of the superstar pointed to a previous statement issued on Wednesday, which said they “have full confidence in their innocence” and feel that the case is “a complete violation of their rights”. ”

Shakira made headlines last month when she announced that she Partition from Pique After 11 years together.

Earlier, she had gone viral after she and her son were attacked by wild boars in a Barcelona park and claimed that one of them blew up her purse.

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