Double Trouble for Shakira: Second Tax Fraud Investigation Launched in Barcelona!
A court near Barcelona in Spain said it has begun an investigation into a second case of alleged music fraud by music star Shakira. The Prosecutor’s Office accuses the Colombian artist of defrauding the Tax Agency in personal income & assets taxes for the fiscal year 2018. It was during this time that Shakira and her ex-partner, former soccer player Gerard Piqué, lived in Barcelona with their two sons. She now lives in Miami with her children after the couple’s 11-year romance ended. As of Thursday morning, the singer “has not yet received any formal notice of the Prosecutor’s complaint,” according to an email from Shakira’s spokesperson to NBC News. According to a spokesperson, “her legal team will make no comment until the announcement reaches them through the official and legally established channels.”
A judge in Barcelona has opened a second investigation into Shakira’s alleged tax fraud.
The singer is already awaiting trial for alleged tax evasion of $16.2 million for the years 2012, 2013 and 2014.
🔗: https://t.co/nlsX3GObz6 pic.twitter.com/WL4LTWCbrR
— PopCrave (@PopCrave) July 20, 2023
It is important that Shakira is informed personally at her new address, in accordance with the laws.” Shakira is already scheduled to be tried on an unspecified date on charges that she failed to pay taxes of 14.5 million euros ($13.9 million) on income received between 2012 and 2014. The agent has denied any wrongdoing. Now, a Spanish judge has agreed to investigate Shakira’s suspected tax evasion since 2018. According to the Spanish newspaper El Pas, the court said it did not know how much money was involved because it was waiting for the singer to be officially notified. “Shakira claims that she has always behaved in accordance with the law and under the guidance of the best tax experts.” “She has decided to focus on her life as an artist in Miami and is hopeful that her tax issues will be resolved favorably,” Shakira’s representative said.
The Second Case of Tax Fraud against Shakira in Spain pic.twitter.com/MSec8aGMto
— People (@people) July 20, 2023
Spanish Authorities Have Launched a Second Investigation into Shakira’s Alleged Tax Fraud
Shakira has further problems with the Spanish tax authorities after a judge in Barcelona decided to open an investigation into a second case of alleged tax fraud by the Colombian singer on Thursday. A trial is already planned for Shakira for allegedly failing to pay $13.9 million in taxes on income generated between 2012 and 2014. The ‘Hips Don’t Lie’ singer has denied any wrongdoing. In an interview with Elle magazine, she described them as “false allegations”. A Spanish judge is now allowed to investigate two suspected cases of Shakira’s tax evasion from 2018. The court said it did not know how much money was involved. A court in the town of Esplugues de Llobregat, near Barcelona, is hearing both cases. The first case scheduled for trial is based on Shakira’s residence between 2012 and 2014. Despite her official residence in the Bahamas, Barcelona prosecutors argue that the Grammy winner spent more than half of that time in Spain and owed taxes there.
A statement from Shakira’s public relations company, Llorente y Cuenca, said the artist “has always acted in accordance with the law and with the advice of her financial advisers.” Shakira, who lives in Miami, has yet to be notified of the second probe.[Shakira] Her attention is focused on her artistic career in Miami & she is calm and confident that her fiscal issues will be resolved favorably,” the company said. Since she started dating soccer player Gerard Pique, Shakira has been linked to Spain. Her full name is Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll. The pair, who have two children, lived together in Barcelona for 11 years before calling it quits last year. Over the past decade, Spain has cracked down on football players such as Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo for failing to pay their full tax obligations. Although both were found guilty of evasion, the courts waived sentences of less than two years for first-time offenders under a provision that allows the courts to waive sentences for first-time offenders.
We stand with shakira
— Zen 🐝🇮🇹 (@msclassiclady) July 20, 2023
Leave Shakira alone omg, this woman has suffered a lot 😭
— steven ❀ // your favorite doja 🙂 (@arianaunext) July 20, 2023
Even you don’t believe that. They are doing 2 investigations on Shakhia😩
— #1 𝐝𝐝𝐝𝌙🌙 (@xBeysLemonsx) July 20, 2023