Shakira is a musician from the country of Columbia. Recently, she faces allegations from prosecutors in the country of Spain who say that she is guilty of committing tax fraud.
Spain charges Shakira with six counts of tax fraud. Spain states that Shakira failed to pay the Spanish government around $15 million in taxes. This took place between the years 2012 to 2014.
The prosecutors plan to charge Shakira with a fine that is around $24.5 million. She might also face around eight years in prison if she is found guilty of the six counts of tax fraud.
Shakira refused a settlement that was offered to her. The settlement would mean that she may not need to go to jail. Instead, Shakira says that “she trusts her innocence and chooses to leave the issue in the hands of the law.”
Shakira may have to go to trial because of she did not accept the settlement offered to her.
Shakira is a great singer. I am sorry to hear about this. Hopefully, Shakira will not go to jail with the help of her legal team.