Colombian Singer Shakira accused of multi-million tax fraud

goss 01/08/2022

By Reuters via Today FM



Colombian singer Shakira is accused of failing to pay up NZ$22.6 million in tax income between 2012 and 2014, a period in which Shakira's representatives say she did not live in Spain.

She rejected a settlement offered by the prosecutor earlier in the week and is now a step closer to going to trial, her media team said on Wednesday.

Prosecutors in Spain have now called for an eight-year prison sentence and a NZ$38.7 million fine after claims the popstar bought a house in Barcelona in 2012 and didn't pay taxes on the property purchase..

In a statement to 'People' reps for Shakira said she is confident of her innocence and sees the case as a 'violation of her rights'.

 

This article was sourced from Today FM.