Shakira accepted in court that she defrauded the Spanish treasury of 14.5 million euros between 2012 and 2014. After weeks of negotiations, the Colombian singer reached with the authorities a three-year prison sentence and a fine of 7.3 million euros. euro.
In exchange for accepting the facts, he will not go to prison because the agreement stipulates replacing the prison sentence with another fine of 432,000 euros.
“I have to choose my battles and the most important thing now is to do everything so that my children can live a full life and focus on what is really important: seeing them grow and spending time with them, without subjecting them to the pain of seeing their mother in a criminal trial with the consequences,” the singer said in a statement. That is harmful.”
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Shakira always claimed that during those years she was a nomad and traveled to different countries and cities, stopping only in Barcelona to visit her ex-husband Gerard Pique. The Treasury and the Prosecutor General’s Office concluded that he spent more than half the year in the country, which is a necessary condition for a citizen to be considered a tax resident.
Now he will be able to return to Miami without further trials or legal proceedings.