Shakira to face tax fraud accusation
Colombian singer Shakira has been referred to as to appear in a Spanish court on June 12 to face accusations of failing to pay 14.five million euros ($sixteen.5 million) in tax, the court in the Catalonia vicinity stated on Tuesday.
A court docket assertion dated Jan. 22 summoning her become published on Tuesday.
Prosecutors filed fees in December claiming Shakira had didn’t pay tax on profits earned among 2012 and 2014, for the duration of which period they say she lived within the place.
Shakira’s representatives stated in a statement after the accusation changed into filed that the singer did not stay in Spain until 2015 and had met all of her tax duties.
The singer of “Hips Don’t Lie” and “Clandestino” frequently attend football suits of her accomplice, Gerard Pique, who plays for Barcelona. Pique and Shakira, a pair for the reason that start of the last decade, have two kids.
Spanish authorities have pursued different main celebrities over tax.
Pique’s Argentinian Barcelona teammate Lionel Messi became observed guilty, alongside along with his father, of a 4.1 million euro tax fraud in 2016 and changed into fined 250,000 euros in addition to paying again the missing tax plus interest.
On Jan. 22, Portuguese global Cristiano Ronaldo, who left actual Madrid for Juventus this 12 months, changed into fined a total of almost 19 million euros for tax fraud.