Shakira Settles Tax Fraud Case, Pays £5.7 Million to Spanish Court

Mon Nov 27 2023
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BARCELONA: Colombian singer Shakira has reportedly settled a tax fraud case, paying £5.7 million to a Spanish court just days after reaching an agreement to avoid trial in another tax scandal.

The second case, filed in July, accused the 46-year-old artist of using a network of companies to defraud Spain’s tax office of approximately £5.7 million in 2018, with allegations that some funds were located in tax havens.

According to El Periodico, the payment is seen as “another demonstration of her willingness to repay her possible debts to the tax authorities” and does not imply guilt or innocence in the case.

This investigation was initiated prior to her admission to six counts of tax fraud totaling £12.7 million in 2012, 2013, and 2014. 

In the previous case, Shakira was ordered to pay £6.4 million for the confessed tax fraud crimes, which she has already repaid to the accusing tax officers.

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