The Spanish media was stirred by the news that singer Shakira was likely to spend 8 years in prison for tax evasion of 14.5 million euros (346 billion dongs).

According to some sources, the singer was accused of tax evasion from 2012 to 2014, when Shakira claimed that she did not live in Spain. However, the content of the document also said that during this time, she often stayed in Spain.

In May 2012, she bought a house in Barcelona, ​​Spain, and built a home with her boyfriend Pique. If convicted, the Colombian star is likely to face an eight-year prison sentence and a fine of 23 million euros (equivalent to 548 billion dongs).

Before the information caused a stir in the media, Shakira’s representative confirmed that the singer was “completely confident in her innocence”. Singer La La La considers this incident a violation of personal rights.

Colombian Singer Shakira
Singer Shakira was upset by the information that she evaded taxes and faced the risk of 8 years in prison (Photo: News).

In El Periodico’s document, Shakira’s defense lawyer asserted that from 2012 to 2014, the singer lived more in the Bahamas than in Barcelona (Spain) and did not intentionally hide her income or hide. tax.

The female singer’s representative said, “Shakira always obeys the law and has a good cooperative attitude. Her every behavior shows perfection as a taxpayer. The female singer is loyal to advise. of PriceWaterhouse Coopers – a reputable, globally recognized tax company”.

The singer affirmed her determination to pursue the lawsuit to the end to reclaim her honor. Her spokesperson explained: “Unfortunately, the Spanish tax office, which lost two lawsuits against taxpayers, continues to violate Shakira’s rights and pursue another groundless lawsuit. The singer believes that her innocence will be proven after the trial.”

Shakira was first accused of tax evasion in January 2018 and had to pay $ 16 million (more than VND 373 billion) in tax debt. At that time, Shakira insisted that he did not intentionally evade taxes and that the incident stemmed from a misunderstanding of the law. The singer is also being investigated for other income that is transferred to a charity named after her to evade taxes.

Shakira and Pique confirmed their split
Shakira and Pique confirmed their split in June 2022 (Image: Getty Images).

Shakira was born in 1977 in Colombia. She was dubbed the queen of Latin music, won a Grammy Award, released 11 albums, and sold more than 80 million records worldwide. Besides her brilliant career, she is also a symbol of a successful, independent, and strong modern woman.

The news of Shakira’s tax evasion broke out two months after Shakira and soccer player Pique announced their separation. The breakup of the couple lovers caused a stir in the world’s media. Some sources believe that Pique has an affair and this is the cause of their beautiful love story breaking up. However, the two main characters did not speak.

In a joint statement, Shakira and Pique wrote: “For the safety of our children, which is our top priority, we ask that their privacy be respected. We thank you for your understanding. understand from you”.

Currently, the star couple is in the process of resolving disputes after the breakup, especially the custody of their two sons. The famous female singer also appeared happy, comfortable, and mentally stable after the emotional shock.

After parting with Pique, the audience’s love for Shakira increased significantly. The number of subscribers to follow her on social networks has increased sharply in the past two months.

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