Shortly before the tax evasion trial began, pop star Shakira and the prosecution agreed to an out-of-court settlement. Shakira pleads guilty and gets out without jail time.
The Colombian singer (“Waka Waka”, “Hips Don’t Lie”) confessed today, Monday, before the Regional Court of Barcelona, contrary to her previous position. Tax evasion totaling €14.5 million In the years 2012 to 2014. She thus escaped the prison sentence of eight years and two months requested by the public prosecutor.
The fine of millions has yet to be determined specifically
The 46-year-old woman will have to pay additional taxes on top of the taxes she has already paid Fines in millions of euros You must pay, which will be officially announced in detail. Shakira appeared in person in court on Monday wearing a pink pantsuit.
“Let’s go,” she simply said to several journalists in attendance before she entered the courtroom. Then the agreement was announced.
He has always claimed innocence so far
Until now, Shakira has repeatedly protested her innocence She even accused the tax authorities of “extortion.”. She has always maintained that she was a resident of the Bahamas during the years in question. In Spain, she visited her partner at the time, the football star Gerard Pique, only repeatedly, and she had two children with him and has now separated from him.
She did not live permanently in Barcelona until 2015. In addition, she has now paid all taxes plus interest totaling €17.2 million.
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