Shakira's tax evasion in Spain: Why she faces up to 8 years in jail


Shakira was charged with tax evasion by the Spanish government in Sep 2023.

Prosecutors in Spain alleged that the pop star defrauded the state of $7.1 million in 2018.

The charges hinge on the fact that  Shakira lived in Barcelona with Gerard Pique in 2018.

According to the charges, she was required to tax all her international income there.

Spanish prosecutors opened the second investigation in July 2023 but released the details in Sep.

The 46-year-old singer is scheduled to appear before the Spanish justice system in Barcelona court on Nov 20.

There will be about twelve sessions, and the final verdict will be announced on Dec 14.

If found guilty, Shakira may face up to eight years in prison and a fine of around $26 million. 

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