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Shakira for trial in Spain tax fraud case

A Spanish court has requested Colombian music whiz Shakira to stand preliminary in an expense extortion case at a date not set in stone, court records displayed on Tuesday.

Examiners in Barcelona said in July they would look for a jail sentence of over eight years against the vocalist and a fine of almost 24 million euros ($24 million) after she dismissed a request bargain over allegations of tax avoidance.

They denounce the 45-year-old “Hips don’t Lie” songstress of cheating the Spanish assessment office of 14.5 million euros ($14.7 million) on pay acquired somewhere in the range of 2012 and 2014.

Examiners say Shakira moved to Spain in 2011 when her relationship with FC Barcelona protector Gerard Arouse became public yet kept up with true expense residency in the Bahamas until 2015.

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The couple, who have two youngsters, declared their detachment in June.

On September 19, a Barcelona court requested the vocalist to stand preliminary for six duty violations, as indicated by a court administering disclosed on Tuesday.

In a meeting distributed in Elle magazine last week, Shakira said she was sure she had acted accurately and didn’t owe the Spanish expense office anything.

“These allegations are bogus,” she said.

“While Gerard and I were dating, I was on a world visit. I spent over 240 days outside Spain, so it was basically impossible that I qualified as an occupant,” she added.
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“The Spanish duty specialists saw that I was dating a Spanish resident and began to salivate. It’s reasonable they needed to pursue that cash regardless of anything else.”

Shakira’s attorneys have expressed that until 2014 she brought in the majority of her cash from worldwide visits, moved to Spain full time just in 2015 and has met all her assessment commitments.

The vocalist says she has paid 17.2 million euros to Spanish duty specialists and has no extraordinary obligations.

She contends Spanish examiners are attempting to guarantee cash she acquired during her worldwide visit and from her cooperation on the show “The Voice”. She was an appointed authority on the show in the US, when she says she was not yet occupant in Spain.

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A Barcelona court in May excused an allure from the vocalist to drop the charges.

Shakira was named in one of the biggest at any point holes of monetary reports in October 2021, known as the “Pandora Papers”, among people of note connected to seaward resources.

With her blend of Latin and Arabic rhythms and rock impact, three-time Grammy victor Shakira scored major worldwide hits with tunes, for example, “Hips don’t Lie”, “At whatever point, Any place” and “Waka”, the authority melody of the 2010 World Cup.

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