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Shakira Charged With Tax Evasion in Spain


Looks like Shakira is in trouble as Spanish prosecutors are charging the pop star with tax evasions. She is accused of failing to pay more than $16.3 million between 2012 and 2014.

The charges published Friday allege Shakira listed the Bahamas as her official residence for tax purposes during those years but was in fact living in Spain with her partner, Spanish soccer player Gerard Pique.

Prosecutors in Barcelona say her travel abroad was for short periods because of professional commitments, while most of the year she stayed in Spain. They want her to pay tax in Spain on her worldwide income.

Prosecutors want Shakira to pay a bond of 19.4 million euros — the amount they say she owes in tax, plus 33 percent, in accordance with Spanish law. Otherwise, they recommend a court freeze of her assets to that amount, ouch.

She is not the only celebrity with Spanish tax problems, Recently futbol stars Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo where charged.

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