BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — A Spanish decide investigating alleged tax fraud by Colombian musician Shakira really useful on Thursday that the case go to trial after concluding there may be proof that the pop star might have prevented her fiscal obligations to the state.
Decide Marco Juberías wrote that his three-year probe discovered there existed “ample proof of criminality” for the case to go to a trial decide.
The choice may be appealed.
Prosecutors charged the singer in December 2019 with not paying 14.5 million euros ($16.4 million) in taxes in Spain between 2012 and 2014, when she lived largely within the nation regardless of having an official residence in Panama.
Shakira, 44, denied any wrongdoing when she testified in June 2019. Her public relations agency stated that she had instantly paid what she owed as soon as she was knowledgeable of the debt by the Tax Workplace.
Shakira faces a potential tremendous and even potential jail time if discovered responsible of tax evasion. Nonetheless, a decide can waive jail time for first-time offenders if they’re sentenced to lower than two years behind bars.
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