Colombian singer Shakira refuses to settle with Spanish prosecutor to end tax fraud case

Colombian singer Shakira refuses to settle with Spanish prosecutor to end tax fraud case

The singer says she paid the 17.2 million euros that the Spanish tax office claimed she owed, so she has no outstanding debt.
28 Jul, 2022

Latin American superstar Shakira has rejected a settlement offered by the prosecutor in her 14.5 million euro Spanish tax fraud case and is now a step closer to going to trial, her media team said on Wednesday.

The Colombian singer — who has sold more than 80 million records worldwide with hits such as ‘Hips Don’t Lie’ — has always met all of her tax obligations, a statement said. She considers the case “a total violation of her rights,” it said.

“The singer is fully confident of her innocence and therefore does not accept a settlement,” the statement said.

The terms of the proposed settlement were not disclosed.

The prosecutor’s office in Barcelona did not reply to a request for comment.

Shakira is accused of failing to pay up 14.5 million euros ($14.7 million) in tax income between 2012 and 2014, a period in which Shakira’s representatives say she did not live in Spain.

The 45-year-old singer — dubbed “the Queen of Latin Music” — says she moved to Barcelona in 2015, where she lived with FC Barcelona soccer club defender Gerard Pique. They have two children and recently separated.

Shakira says even though her legal team disagreed about the alleged debt, she paid the 17.2 million that the Spanish tax office claimed she owed so she has had no outstanding debt with the tax authorities for many years.

The court still has to formally send her to stand trial and set a date.


Hy Zaifa Jul 28, 2022 10:53am
Why not
Kulsoom Baloch Jul 28, 2022 11:05am
No more comments or argues for the statement.
Anonymouseee Jul 28, 2022 12:21pm
Ayesha Jul 28, 2022 12:59pm
Who asked and who cares
Syed Hasni Jul 28, 2022 03:18pm
Shakira is not willing to accept that she have committed tax fraud They must have had the wrong number because she doesn’t pay taxes
Dr. Salaria, Aamir Ahmad Jul 28, 2022 03:38pm
If you are truly innocent, nobody could prove you guilty.
LOL Jul 28, 2022 05:36pm
Very relevant article for suffering publics in the country.
NYS Jul 28, 2022 08:48pm
Shakira is basically challenging court lawyer arguing that is prolonging case