Shakira prepares for face a new battle this time it is not against Gerard Piqué nor against his ex-in-laws, it is about a legal matter for a course tax fraud of 14.5 million euros.
The Prosecutor’s Office accuses her of crimes against the Treasury public for defrauding that amount between 2012 and 2014 pretending that he did not reside in Spain.
His defense alleges who did not establish their residence in Spain until 2014 and stresses that since 2011 the singer has paid more than 104 million euros in taxes in different countries.
The Colombian artist rejected last June an offer from the Prosecutor to reach an agreement that lowered penalties and avoid judgment, which does not prevent his defense from continuing negotiating a pact with the accusations in the coming months, which should be formalized in a brief trial in Barcelona.
For the moment, heThe singer is living in Miami with her children and her parents, at the beginning of April he left barcelonawhere he lived for more a decade with Piquéthe father of her children, who is still in that city enjoying their romance with Clara Chía, a 24-year-old girl.
What is known about the trial against Shakira?
The trial against Shakira for a course tax fraud of 14.5 million of euros is planned from November, Legal sources reported that a court in the Spanish city of Barcelona set from next November 20 the trial, planned during 12 sessions between that month and the next with about 200 witnesses.
The trial could be shortened if the artistfor whom the Prosecutor requests eight years and two months in jail and a fine of €23.8 million, reaches last minute a pact with the accusations, the Public Prosecutor’s Office and the State Attorney’s Office, to accept a reduced sentence in exchange for acknowledging the fraud.
The reason that 12 sessions have been indicated For the trial against Isabel Mebarak Shakira is the large number of witnesses proposed for the parts, with a hundred the State Attorney, about thirty a Prosecutor and sixty defense.
The judge has asked the parties if it would be possible to reduce the number of witnesses, what accusations and defenses are arranged to study in order to expedite the trial.
Shakira shall attend only in the session in which it is scheduled his statement and on the last day, in which the defendant You have the right to deliver a closing statement.