Spanish Prosecutors Seek 8-Year Prison Term For Shakira

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MADRID (AP) — Prosecutors successful Spain said Friday they would inquire a tribunal to condemnation Colombian popular prima Shakira to 8 years and 2 months successful prison, if she is convicted successful her expected proceedings for alleged taxation fraud.

Shakira, whose afloat sanction is Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll, is charged with failing to wage the Spanish authorities 14.5 cardinal euros ($15 million) successful taxes betwixt 2012 and 2014. The prosecutors said they would besides question a good of 24 cardinal euros ($24 million).

The indictment details six charges against Shakira. The vocalist this week rejected a colony deal offered by prosecutors, opting to spell to proceedings instead. A proceedings day has yet to beryllium set.

Shakira’s nationalist relations squad says the vocalist has ever fulfilled her taxation duties. It says the creator has deposited the magnitude she is said to owe, including 3 cardinal euros successful interest.

Prosecutors successful Barcelona person alleged the Grammy victor spent much than fractional of each twelvemonth betwixt 2012 and 2014 successful Spain and should person paid taxes successful the country.

Shakira precocious ended an 11-year-long narration with FC Barcelona prima Gerard Piqué, with whom she has 2 children. The household utilized to unrecorded successful Barcelona.

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