Shakira will be tried in Spain for tax fraud 

Singer Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll is from Colombia. 

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Shakira is facing six allegations, including failing to pay over $15 million in taxes to the Spanish government. 

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A $24.5 million fine was also mentioned by the prosecutors as a fine. 

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In a July 27 statement, her public relations agency Llorente y Cuenca stated that the singer “trusts her innocence and wishes to put the issue in the hands of the authorities.” 

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A Spanish judge approved a trial on Tuesday after Shakira rejected a settlement offer from prosecutors. 

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On July 29, 2022, prosecutors in Barcelona announced that they would seek a prison sentence of more than eight years against global music superstar Shakira. 

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In December 2018, prosecutors charged Shakira with tax evasion, alleging she neglected to pay millions of dollars. 

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According to her PR firm, she instantly paid what she owed, plus interest, after the tax office informed her of the debt. 

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