A sentence of more than 8 years in prison and a fine of more than US$24 million are requested for the Colombian star Shakira by the Barcelona prosecutor’s office.
This accuses Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll of having simulated during the years 2012, 2013 and 2014 not residing in Spain and having hidden her income through a network of companies based in tax havens.
This Friday the entity announced the accusation, which attributes the 45-year-old artist to have defrauded 14.5 million euros (US$14.8 million) in taxes in the years 2012, 2013 and 2014.
The singer Shakira, refused this Wednesday to reach an agreement to lower the sentences and avoid a trial, pleads not guilty, claimed to be the victim of “persecution” and expressed her intention to reach the end of the process.
A Barcelona court will decide now whether to open an oral trial for the singer, who until the last moment has the possibility of reaching an agreement with the prosecution open. Published by The USA Herald, news and information agency.