The famous person is already resulting from stand trial on the finish of the 12 months in Spain for allegedly failing to pay $16.3m in taxes.
A Spanish courtroom has opened a brand new probe into Colombian music famous person Shakira for alleged earnings tax fraud.
The 46-year-old “Hips don’t Lie” singer, whose full identify is Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll, is already resulting from stand trial on the finish of the 12 months in Spain for allegedly failing to pay 14.5 million euros ($16.3m) in taxes on earnings earned between 2012 and 2014.
On Thursday, a courtroom within the northeastern city of Esplugues de Llobregat close to Barcelona stated it had agreed with prosecutors to research two attainable circumstances of tax fraud by Shakira from 2018.
The courtroom didn’t present additional particulars in its assertion.
Her representatives stated she has not but been notified of the brand new investigation, which they stated she realized about by way of the media.
“As she has already stated on quite a few events, Shakira maintains she has at all times acted in accordance with the regulation and below the recommendation of the perfect tax consultants,” they stated in a press release.
“She is now centered on her inventive life in Miami and is calm and assured that her tax issues can be resolved favourably.”
Prosecutors have requested an eight-year sentence and effective of 24 million euros ($26.9m) within the first case after Shakira rejected a plea deal over the accusations of tax evasion.
That case centres on the place the singer lived between 2012 and 2014.
Prosecutors say Shakira moved to Spain in 2011 when her relationship with FC Barcelona defender Gerard Pique grew to become public, however maintained official tax residency within the Bahamas till 2015.
Shakira’s attorneys have stated that till 2014 she earned most of her cash from worldwide excursions and moved to Spain full time solely in 2015, and has met all her tax obligations.
The singer has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing and claims she owes nothing to the Spanish tax workplace.
Shakira and Pique, who’ve two kids, lived collectively in Barcelona till final 12 months, once they ended their 11-year relationship.
The singer introduced in April that she and her kids have been formally leaving Barcelona.
“I settled in Barcelona to supply my kids with stability, the identical factor we now seek for in one other nook of the world,” she wrote on Instagram.
The Latina famous person was named in one of many largest-ever leaks of economic paperwork in October 2021, often known as the “Pandora Papers”, as a public determine linked to offshore property.
Together with her mixture of Latin and Arabic rhythms, the three-time Grammy winner has scored main international hits with songs corresponding to “Every time, Wherever” and “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)”, the official track of the 2010 World Cup.