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Shakira, 46, made headlines in July after Spain was investigating the singer for tax fraud and formally filed costs towards her on September 26, as reported by NBC News. The latest VMA winner was charged with allegedly failing to pay 6.7 million euros ($7.1 million) in taxable revenue from 2018. The Spanish prosecutors have additionally accused Shakira of allegedly utilizing an offshore firm to “keep away from” paying the tax.
Shakira pictured in Paris in July 2023. (JM HAEDRICH/SIPA/Shutterstock)
The officers have reportedly notified the 46-year-old in Miami, the place she has not too long ago moved following her cut up from Gerard Piqué, 36. No official trial date has been set for the most recent costs towards Shakira, nonetheless, she is ready to be tried in Barcelona on November 20 for the separate tax fraud costs towards her. In 2022, prosecutors in Spain accused the mother-of-two of allegedly failing to pay 14.5 million euros ($15 million) in taxes whereas residing within the nation from 2012 to 2014.
At the time of the 2022 investigation, Shakira’s rep advised Reuters that she “is absolutely assured of her innocence” and that she thought-about the investigation to be “a complete violation of her rights.” In addition, her PR agency advised NBC News final July that Shakira has “at all times acted in concordance with the regulation and on the recommendation of her monetary advisers.” The blonde magnificence has not launched a press release on the most recent costs on the time of publication.
If the Grammy winner is discovered responsible for the 2022 costs, she might probably withstand eight years in jail. In September 2022, a rep for Shakira advised HollywoodLife, that the trial was “customary” process. “The decide’s order for the graduation of trial is solely one other step in the usual process. The state of affairs has not modified, and every part continues to run its course,” they penned within the be aware. “Shakira’s authorized protection will do its job by delivering its counterargument on the acceptable time, which is known as the assertion of protection.”
Later, in November 2022, Shakira continued to claim her innocence in a press release to Daily Mail. “Shakira is a taxpayer who has at all times proven impeccable tax conduct and has by no means had tax issues in every other jurisdiction,” the assertion learn final yr. “With no strong proof to help the fees towards her, she has been fiercely persecuted within the prison and media spheres utilizing unacceptable strategies to break her fame and drive her to come back to a settlement settlement.”
Aside from the latest costs towards her, Shakira not too long ago took to Instagram on September 26 to have fun her newest music “El Jefe” in collaboration with Fuerza Regida. “This is so cute I simply needed to be in it! @belladose #ElJefe,” she captioned a video of herself edited into dancing with a bunch of her followers. The new observe was launched on September 20, following her VMA win September 12.