AMMAN — After the first day of her trial on tax fraud charges in Barcelona, Colombian pop star Shakira has reached a judicial settlement in Spain over tax evasion charges, avoiding a possible sentence of three years in prison for embezzling 14.5 million euros ($15.7 million) in Spanish income tax between 2012 and 2014. The court said he was cheating by not paying.
But even after this settlement and agreement it seems these issues are not over and Shakira has to face other such issues.
New reports suggest that Shakira is still facing challenges related to tax issues in Spain. After settling a criminal case with the Spanish government last week, he paid nearly $27 million to receive a lighter sentence after pleading guilty to tax fraud charges between 2012 and 2014.
The star faces a new investigation targeting the artist over alleged tax fraud in 2018.
Total amount paid by artist Shakira
According to a report by Spanish newspaper El Periodico, Shakira paid an additional $7.2 million in this new investigation, and it is not yet clear if this amount is considered a guarantee or a new settlement to end the case.
Citing anonymous judicial sources, the newspaper indicated that Shakira’s move to pay this amount could be a step towards greater leniency upon completion of the case, which is different from the practice followed in the US, which indicates that the payment of this amount is not. should be considered as a confession.
If this information is confirmed and Shakira loses this amount, it means that she paid a total of about 34 million dollars to settle her tax problems that have plagued her for years.
Although this is somewhat shocking, it can happen to someone as wealthy as Shakira, who is estimated to be worth $300 million.
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