After having been out of the question in a case of plagiarism, the litany of setbacks judicial continues to Shakira. The star colombian has appeared in court on Thursday 6 June before a magistrate in the north-east of Spain, where the justice system on suspicion of not having paid $ 14.5 million for income taxes due between 2012 and 2014.
The singer, who is now 42 years of age, was convened in order to review the court of Esplugues de Llobregat, a small town in the conurbation of Barcelona. During the interrogation, which lasted more than an hour, Shakira has only answered questions from his lawyer, indicated a spokesperson of the tribunal.
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passing by a garage contiguous, Shakira has dodged the press and the curious who were massed in front of the entrance of the court and could only see the singer of hits Hips don t lie , Waka Waka or Loca . The prosecutor assigned to the singer and to one of his advisers for six offences of tax evasion, on 14.5 million euros unpaid ($16 million) in 2012, 2013 and 2014.
According to the indictment, Shakira lived in Spain since 2011, the year in which his relationship with the footballer of FC Barcelona, Gerard Pique had been made public, but had maintained its tax residence to the islands of the Bahamas until 2015. His lawyers argue that until 2014, the largest share of its revenues came from its international tours and that she did not live more than six months per year in Spain, which is the condition to establish its tax residency in the country.
Shakira proclaimed his innocence
The public prosecutor also accuses the star of not having paid his taxes in Spain in 2011, but the facts of this year are prescribed. Shakira, who has sold over 60 million records, currently resides in the outskirts of Barcelona, with professional footballer Gerard Pique, and their two children born in 2013 and 2015.
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The singer and her lawyer have not made any declarations. But “his team” has released a statement defending his innocence and pointing out that it has already paid to the tax authorities the amounts claimed. “There is currently no debt” to the administration, according to this same press release, which ensures that “Shakira has always fulfilled its tax obligations, including between 2011 and 2014, in all the countries where it has worked”. Its immediate surroundings also emphasizes that the star has followed “the specific recommendations of their advisors, professionals first plan”.
last month, she had been putting off cause in another court case highly publicized, a commercial court in madrid has concluded that an accusation of plagiarism made by a cuban singer was without foundation.
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