Judge Orders Shakira to Stand Trial in Alleged Tax Fraud Case Where She is Facing Prison Time

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Shakira is under fire with the public eye but this time it’s not because of new music.

The recent headlines circling Shakira are because of alleged tax fraud accusations and she may even be going to prison for it.

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Since the accusations, Shakira is one step closer to facing trial in Spain against the Public Treasury of Spain, according to a recent published resolution.

A judge in Barcelona has even ordered the case proceedings to move forward but a start is not yet in the books.

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The prosecution allege that Shakira failed to pay personal income and wealth tax between the years of 2012-2014 which totaled to an amount of about $15.8 million.

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Shakira has since denied the accusations and has deemed them untrue in a recent interview with Elle magazine.

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“I paid everything they said I owed, even before they filed a lawsuit. So as of today, I owe zero to them, Shakira explained.”

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Authorities also allege that Shakira was living in Spain for over 183 days annually between 2011 and 2014, but Shakira has denied that too in the same interview with Elle.

And rather her attorneys say during that time, she lived in the Bahamas.

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As for prison, prosecutors are currently seeking eight years in prison on top of fines if she is convicted.

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