Shakira whose full name is Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll is a Columbian pop star. She is charged by the Spain government as she failed to pay 14.5 million euros in taxes
On Friday, in Spain, prosecutors said that they would ask the court to sentence Shakira. She will be sentenced to 8 years and 2 months in prison.
If she will be declared fraudulent in her expected trial for alleged tax fraud. Prosecutors further said they will seek a fine of 24 million euros.
The accusation against her details six charges. Prosecutors offered the settlement deal to the singer this week but she rejected their deal.
In London, her publicists said “She has always cooperated and abided by the law. Demonstrating impeccable conduct as an individual and a taxpayer”.
Her Spanish public relations team said in their statement that the singer has deposited the amount. She owes them including the interest of 3 million euros.
Prosecutors in Barcelona have alleged the Grammy Award winner that has spent more than half of each year in Spain. Between the years 2012 and 2014
Shakira used to live in Barcelona with her family. She recently ended her 11-year-old- relationship with Gerard Pique who is an FC Barcelona star.
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