Prosecutor Carmen Martín Aragon demands in her indictment: Colombian singer jailed for 8 years Shakira (Isabel Mebarak Ripoll) allegedly By defrauding the Tax Office of 14.5 million euros The artist from Barranquilla deposited the amount of the debt with the Treasury and corrected his position with the Tax Office and paid another thousands of euros to pay the corresponding taxes.

Public accusation, Shakira It is alleged that he committed tax evasion crimes due to non-payment of income and wealth taxes in 2012, 2013 and 2014. The prosecution alleges that the artist defrauded a network of companies with consequences in tax havens and pretended to live abroad while in Barcelona with football player Gerard Piqué, with whom he has now left.

According to the prosecutor, Shakira lived regularly between 2012 and 2014, first in a house in Barcelona and then in a house in Esplugues de Llobregat, which was bought through a company with her partner Gerard Piqué. It was for “professional reasons” that the singer was outside Spain at that time. A very short time outside the United States, where he participated in ‘La Voz’.

More than 183 days in Spain

In his complaint, the prosecution stated: was in our country most of the time and exceeded the 183 days prescribed by law to consider a person habitually resident in Spain and therefore you have to pay your taxes here. Shakira has stated “many times” that she has official residence in the Bahamas, but the prosecution stated that during the investigation period there was not “one day” in that country and that she only owned 50% of the property there.

In his letter, the prosecution stressed that the singer “habitually lived in Spain”, “knowing that he served an institutional framework that, although it was created years ago, has not changed and used its baselines” between 2012 and 2014. Concealing income and assets from the Treasury The plan to avoid paying the Treasury consisted of companies posing as owners of income and assets rather than the artist. Cayman Islands and Panama Shakira received 34 million euros for her professional activity in those years The Colombian has always denied the accusations.