Shakira Slapped With Massive Fine and Suspended Sentence in Tax Fraud Case, Avoids Trial
Colombian singer Shakira reaches settlement with Spanish prosecutors in tax fraud case, agreeing to pay fines and receive a suspended sentence, allowing her to move on from the emotional toll.
Colombian singer Shakira has reached a settlement with Spanish prosecutors to resolve her tax fraud case. The superstar will pay millions of euros in fines and receive a three-year suspended sentence to avoid trial.
The singer Shakira pleaded guilty through an agreement with prosecutors, to 6 counts of tax fraud for not paying 14.5 million euros in taxes in Spain. The agreement includes a fine of 7.3 million euros, the artist will not go and the 3-year prison sentence is suspended. pic.twitter.com/135y6ElBVB— World Latin Honey (@WorldLatinHoney) November 20, 2023
Shakira was accused of defrauding the Spanish state of 14.5 million euros ($15.7 million) on income earned from 2012 to 2014. She had denied the charges, claiming she only became a full-time resident of Spain in 2015. In a statement, Shakira expressed her desire to move past the emotional toll of the case and focus on her children and career. The settlement allows her to do so.