Shakira is suspected of committing six crimes. If the guilt is proven, then the artist can be sentenced to prison.
Singer Shakira is facing legal action. They want to hold the 45-year-old performer liable for non-payment of 14.5 million euros in taxes to the Spanish treasury. The decision was made by the Barcelona Court.
The judicial body found the necessary grounds to start a hearing. The Colombian singer is charged with six episodes at once. From 2012 to 2014, she was a tax resident in Spain and could probably hide part of her income. According to investigators, she withdrew funds offshore.
It is worth noting that the unclean story with Shakira’s taxes has been dragging on for more than a year. The new decision is a response to an attempt by the lawyers of the Grammy winner to appeal against the court opinion on the existence of tax crimes, writes RIA Novosti with reference to a press release from the Supreme Court of Catalonia.