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Shakira To Head To Court In Tax Evasion Case

Shakira has officially been ordered to stand trial on accusations of her failing to pay 14.5 million euros in income taxes. A Barcelona judge in ordered the case to go forward to trial, with no current date being set.

This case stems from prosecutors stating that Shakira failed to pay personal income and wealth tax from the timeframe of 2012-2014. Shakira spoke about the tax case in an interview with Elle magazine where she says that the accusations against her are “false.”

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

She also denies the statement of Spanish authorities allegations of her living in Spain from the timeframe of 2011-2014 as her attorneys have stated that she had been living in Bahamas at the time.

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