Singer Shakira lands in court over alleged tax fraud

Popular and veteran singer, Shakira who is from Colombia has appeared in a Spanish court on Thursday to answer tax fraud charges.

The prosecutors accused her of not been able to pay up to the sum of 14.5 million Euros ($16.29 million) in taxes on income earned between 2012 and 2014.

NAN reports that In the morning, Shakira arrived at Esplugues de Llobregat Court close to Barcelona, through the court’s car park entrance, to avoid the media and was seen briefly through a window.

Last December, prosecutors had filed charges for the period they said Shakira was living in an area of Catalonia but the singer’s representatives said she did not live in Spain until 2015 stressing she had had met all her tax obligations.

The artiste who is 42 years old and the FC Barcelona Defender, Gerard Pique, have been together since 2011 and they have two children.

Remember that Shakira had appeared in court on May to face accusations of plagiarism for “La Bicicleta’’, a song she played with Carlos Vives, though the lawsuit was dismissed after the court ruled that they did not copy it.


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