Shakira is below investigation for tax fraud in a second case in Spain, as of July 20. Prosecutors are investigating her for fraud on her revenue and wealth tax in her 2018 filings, in line with Reuters. The investigation comes as Shakira, 46, additionally present process an investigation into an alleged 14.5 million euros (about $14 million USD) owed in taxes from a two-year interval from 2012 to 2014.
Not many particulars concerning the second investigation are available, however the investigation is going on in an Esplugues de Llobregat courtroom, close to Barcelona. Prosecutors are reportedly searching for an eight-year jail sentence for the “She-Wolf” hitmaker, whose full title is Shakira Isabel Mebarak.
Shakira’s attorneys have stated that they haven’t acquired notification of the investigation, and discovered about it from the information. They stated the singer would must be notified at her house in Miami. “The singer’s authorized group won’t make any remark till the notification reaches her by way of the formal and legally established channels,” they stated in a press release to Reuters. “As she has already said on quite a few events, Shakira asserts that she has all the time acted in accordance with the legislation and below the recommendation of one of the best tax consultants. She is now centered on her inventive life in Miami and is calm and assured that her tax affairs shall be resolved favorably.”
The “Hips Don’t Lie” popstar first tax fraud investigation was accredited to go to trial by a decide in September 2022. If discovered responsible, Shakira may additionally face eight years in jail for these costs. The trial is scheduled to start in Barcelona in November, per Marca.
The singer has maintained her innocence by way of the investigation. “Shakira is a taxpayer who has all the time proven impeccable tax conduct and has by no means had tax issues in some other jurisdiction,” her attorneys instructed DailyMail in a November 2022 assertion. “With no strong proof to help the fees in opposition to her, she has been fiercely persecuted within the prison and media spheres utilizing unacceptable strategies to wreck her popularity and power her to return to a settlement settlement.”