The Colombian singer is linked to six crimes against the Public Treasury; Prosecutors say she pretended not to live in Spain to avoid paying taxes and hid her income in tax havens
The Public Ministry of Barcelona submitted a request this Friday, the 29th, that the singer of Shakira serving a sentence of more than eight years in prison, is released Confidential. The Colombian artist is being charged with six crimes against the Public Treasury involving an alleged tax fraud 14.5 million euros. According to the Ministry, the singer from Waka Waka he pretended not to live in Spain to avoid paying taxes and hid his income in tax havens. Previously, Shakira has already returned more than 14 million euros requested by the IRS and paid about 3 million in interest. The charges relate to 2012, 2013 and 2014, after, according to the Ministry, Shakira spent more than 200 days in Spain each year and bought a house to live with her then-player husband. Gerard Pique. During this period, the artist would have left the country only to fulfill professional commitments and to travel for vacation.
The ministry also claimed that the singer used a network of cryears ago in tax havens to hide their income and not pay taxes. “These companies have been filed with the sole purpose of hiding the income and wealth of the accused from the Public Treasury,” says the document presented by the agency. Last Wednesday, the 27th, Shakira announced that she has not agreed to make an agreement with the Public Ministry, and this indicates that the case may go to trial. The artist stated that what is happening is “Total violation of their rights” and in a statement it is said that “the prosecution has insisted on collecting the money earned in [suas] international tour and in ‘voice‘”, musical reality that was judged in the United States of America. Through her lawyers, she claims that at the time “she was not yet a resident of Spain” and that until 2014 most of her income came from international tours and therefore she did not stay more than six months in the territory Spanish.