Colombian-born pop star Shakira has settled a tax fraud case with Spanish prosecutors, just as her trial was about to begin. The Hips Don’t Lie singer has agreed to pay a €7.5 million fine, which is significantly less than the €23.8 million that she could have faced if she had been found guilty.
Shakira had been accused of failing to pay €14.5 million in taxes between 2012 and 2014, while living in Spain with her partner, football star Gerard Piqué. She has always denied the allegations, but she has now agreed to pay the fine in order to avoid a trial.
- Shakira has settled a tax fraud case with Spanish prosecutors.
- The singer has agreed to pay a €7.5 million fine.
- Shakira has always denied the allegations against her.
- The singer’s settlement comes as a relief to her fans.
- Shakira is one of the most successful recording artists of all time.
The singer’s lawyer, José Ortega, said that Shakira had “always collaborated with the Spanish tax authorities and has always shown her willingness to comply with her tax obligations.”
Shakira’s settlement comes as a relief to her fans, who had been worried that she would face a prison sentence. The singer is a global superstar and one of the most successful recording artists of all time. She has sold over 80 million records worldwide and has won numerous awards, including 13 Grammy Awards.
In a statement, Shakira said that she had settled the case “with the best interest of my kids at heart.” She added that she “had no outstanding debts with the Spanish tax authorities.”
Shakira’s tax fraud case is not the first time that she has been in the news for financial reasons. In 2019, she was accused of hiding her assets in offshore tax havens. The singer denied the allegations, but she was ordered to pay a €20 million fine.
Shakira’s legal troubles have been well-documented in the Spanish media. The singer has been accused of being arrogant and dismissive of the Spanish tax authorities. However, her fans have always stood by her, and she remains one of the most popular celebrities in Spain.
Shakira’s settlement of her tax fraud case is a major victory for the singer. She has avoided a prison sentence and has been able to put the matter behind her. The singer can now focus on her music and her family.