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    Shakira May Face 8 Years In Prison And $24 Million Fine For Tax Fraud

    The Spanish Tax Agency has accused the ‘Hips Don’t Lie‘ pop singer Shakira of tax fraud. The Columbian singer is tied in an unpaid taxes case for the years 2012 to 2014. Following the charges, the prosecutor’s office offered a deal to close the case. However, the singer rejected the settlement offer.

    Now, one of the Spanish prosecutors is asking her to serve eight years and two months in the prison, along with a fine of more than $23.51 million. Shakira’s main argument, in this case, is that she didn’t live in Spain for the years 2012 to 2014, and therefore, she is not liable for any tax fines.

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    Shakira Is Fully Confident Of Her Innocence

    Shakir was living in her Spain house with Gerard and their sonn, tax agency accuses her of unpaid taxes
    Shakira, with her ex-husband Gerard Piqué and their two sons

    According to the tax agency, Shakira didn’t pay taxes up to €14.5m ($14.7 million). The Reuters got hold of the prosecutor’s documents, which highlighted that Shakira was indeed a resident of Spain for the years 2012 to 2014. In May 2012, she bought a home in Barcelona. Later in 2013, Shakira was living in the house with her partner and their son. The prosecutor has stated that she will serve eight years in prison if they should find her guilty.

    Shakira’s representative has commented that the 45-year-old is “fully confident of her innocence” and that she considers the case “a total violation of her rights”. They also added that her main residence was in the Bahamas.

    The Singer Has Already Paid Her Tax Debts

    Shakira says she's confident of her innocence regarding the tax fraud case
    Shakira and Gerard Piqué are now separated

    According to Shakira, she owed the tax authorities €17.2m which she paid to the Spanish Tax Agency. Following this payment, the ‘Waka Waka‘ singer is confident that she doesn’t owe any more payments or debts.

    The recent developments in the tax fraud case have come up after the shocking separation of Shakira and the FC Barcelona defender Gerard Piqué. After more than a decade of dating, the couple separated. The footballer was caught having an affair with another woman, and this was the ringing call for Shakira for immediate separation from her twelve-year-long partner. The divorced couple shares two sons.

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    Aliya Khan
    Aliya Khan
    Aliya Khan is currently an undergraduate English student. Growing up, she surrounded herself with all kinds of fiction she could possible get her hands on. Indeed, she loves all things literature and music! Writing is something that came out of all the reading, and today, she is looking to pursue it professionally. Oh, and she wouldn't miss a good zombie apocalyptic series to binge watch!

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