Spanish Prosecutors Looking To Put Shakira Behind Bars For 8 Years Over Tax Fraud

Spanish prosecutors are looking to put international singer, Shakira behind bars for 8 years for tax fraud.

Spanish newspaper El Pais claimed on Friday that the singer is allegedly implicated in a €14.5 million (£12.1 million) tax fraud case.

For the alleged offense, prosecutors have demanded that the celebrity pay a fine of at least €23 million (£19.3 million) and serve time in jail.

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The prosecutor’s office, according to the source, has also requested for an eight-year and two months jail term for six suspected offenses against the Public Treasury.

The Colombian pop diva, whose real name is Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll, allegedly evaded tax in Spain over between 2012 and 2014. However, the hitmaker denies living in Spain at that point in time. Shakira insists she was a legal resident in the Bahamas during the said period and did not spend more than 183 days in Spain per year, the threshold used to consider a person as a tax resident.

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