Shakira’s day in court for alleged tax fraud!
by MLC Post date: May 4, 2023
Shakira According to the news, the long-awaited day in court with the Spanish government is fast approaching.
The Spanish government is suing the singer on charges of tax fraud and tax evasion.
Shakira insists she is innocent, but the government believes she avoided paying taxes between 2012 and 2014, with the bill totaling more than $14 million.
Shakira’s trial date against the Spanish government is set for the near future!
Based on Marcalegal sources recently reported that a court in Barcelona has set November 20th as the date of trial.
The court has scheduled 12 hearings in November and December with about 200 witnesses.
The Spanish government is seeking a prison sentence of eight years and two months for Shakira if found guilty.
But the trial could be cut short if Shakira reaches a last-minute deal with prosecutors and the state attorney’s office. He could accept a moderate sentence in exchange for admitting to fraud.
Once again, Shakira and her legal team completely deny wrongdoing.
Shakira denies any wrongdoing and maintains her innocence!
The large number of witnesses is the main reason why 12 sessions were planned. According to the news, the State Prosecutor’s Office proposed 100 witnesses, the prosecution 30 and the defense 60.
A judge requested that Shakira be present in court only on the day she is required to testify and on the last day of the trial.
More than 100 witnesses were called to testify!
She recently moved from Barcelona, Spain to Miami, Florida with her two young children.
Last year, Shakira’s team released a message about her upcoming trial and her innocence.
“Shakira and her team believe this case is a complete violation of her rights,” the statement said. “Because he has always demonstrated impeccable conduct as a person and as a taxpayer, and has shown a complete willingness to resolve differences from the outset, even before criminal proceedings.”
CNN received a verdict in which the investigating judge said there was “sufficient evidence” to prosecute the singer for alleged tax fraud in 2012, 2013 and 2014.
According to reports, judge Marco Jesús claims Shakira lived in Spain for more than 200 days over the three years that caused her to pay taxes.
He also named Judge Jesús’s financial advisor in the judgment. The two were said to have substantiated their use of several offshore tax haven companies to hide their sources of income during those three years.
His lawyers say he lived in the Bahamas most of the time between 2012 and 2014.
The explosion reported the mother of two’s prison sentence TBD.
The “Waka Waka” singer could face up to 2,920 days or eight years in prison if found guilty.
Prosecutors also want to fine him a hefty $23.5 million, according to the Spanish news agency. El País.
Shakira’s tax fraud case will be heard by a court near Barcelona, where she spent more than a decade with her ex-partner. Gerard Pique.