Shakira has received some very bad piece of news as she is accused of fraud by the Spanin authorities. The authorities are now going to decide whether Shakira will go to court for the alleged crime, a crime that might get her two years in prison.
The authorities might press charges against Shakira for more than 30 million EUR in fraud. Apparently, Shakira has tried to avoid paying taxes in Spain between 2011 – 2014, which is punishable by up to two years in jail.
Shakira said that her income came from concerts she did outside of Spain. Even so, the financial authorities informed Shakira that if she lives more than 183 days in Spain she is obligated to declare Spain as her fiscal residence and has to pay taxes just like everybody else.
Although Shakira’s lawyer says that what she did is not fraud, the fact that she risks up to two years in jail remains.
The singer was recently accused of hiding a few tens of millions in fiscal paradises, because she transferred royalty money in banking accounts in Malta.