May 21, 2024
Colombian international pop star Shakira is set to face trial for tax fraud charges in Spain.

Colombian international pop star Shakira is set to face trial for tax fraud charges in Spain.

A Spanish judge approved the trial Tuesday after prosecutors accused the Grammy Award-winning star of failing to pay roughly $13.9 million in taxes, according to a report.

The income that Shakira, born Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll, allegedly failed to pay taxes on was brought in from 2012 to 2014, the report noted.

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An eight-year prison sentence, along with a fine, is being sought by the prosecution.

The 45-year-old pop star has categorically denied the allegations against her, and she rejected a proposed deal that would have seen her avoid a trial.

A public relations firm representing Shakira said all the money the pop star owed had been paid along with another $2.8 million in interest.

The court located in Esplugues de Llobregat has brought at least six counts of tax fraud against the singer.

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A date for the trial has yet to be set.

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