Ex-Gerard Piqué’s lover, Shakira, if found guilty in her upcoming trial for alleged tax fraud, could be sentenced to eight years and two months in prison.
Shakira is accused of neglecting to pay the Spanish government 14.5 million euros ($15 million) in taxes between 2012 and 2014.
Aside from the possibility of facing eight years jail term, prosecutors in Spain said they would also pursue a $24 million ($24 million) fine against her.
Shakira is accused of sex crimes, according to the indictment. This week, the singer turned down a plea bargain from the prosecutors and chose to go to trial instead. There is no definite date for the continuation of the trial.
Shakira “has always complied and abided by the law, exhibiting excellent conduct as a human and a taxpayer,” according to a statement released by her publicists in London on Friday. The Spanish Tax Agency was accused of abusing her rights by the publicists.
The artist has deposited the sum she is alleged to owe, along with 3 million euros in interest, according to Shakira’s Spanish public relations staff, who made the announcement earlier this week.
The Grammy winner allegedly should have paid taxes in Spain as she spent more than half of each year between 2012 and 2014 there, according to Barcelona prosecutors.
Shakira, who has two children with FC Barcelona star Gerard Piqué, recently called it quits on their 11-year relationship. During her affairs with the Barca star.
Who is Shakira?
Colombian singer Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll was born on 2 February 1977. She was raised in Barranquilla and is known as the “Queen of Latin Music” for her wide range of musical styles.
At the age of 13, she made her recording debut with Sony Music Colombia. With her subsequent albums, Pies Descalzos (1995) and Dónde Están los Ladrones?, she gained popularity in Hispanic countries after the commercial failure of her first two albums, Magia (1991) and Peligro (1993). (1998).
With the release of her fifth album, Laundry Service (2001), which has a global sales of over 13 million copies, she broke into the English-language market. The album helped her establish herself as a top crossover performer, helped by the success of her singles “Whenever, Wherever” and “Underneath Your Clothes” on a global scale. Shakira was referred to as a “pioneer” who expanded the international appeal of Latino vocalists by Broadcast Music, Inc.
What happened between Shakira and Gerard Pique?
Famous Colombian pop diva Shakira (real name Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll) and Barcelona center back footballer Gerard Piqué announced their breakup on Saturday, June 4, 2022, after dating for more than ten years.
They announced their split in the wake of Piqué’s alleged adultery. However, these accusations originated from dubious sources, which have now been largely refuted.
“We regret confirming that we’re splitting up. For the welfare of our children, which is our top priority, we ask for respect for our privacy. Thank you for understanding.”
Two sons, Sasha Piqué Mebarak (born in 2015) and Milan Piqué Mebarak, were born to Ripoll and Piqué (born 2013). The former couple started dating in 2011, having first connected while South Africa was hosting the FIFA World Cup in 2010.