• Courts A judge opens a second case to Shakira for tax fraud in the IRPF and VAT of 2018
  • November Shakira will face a jail sentence for defrauding 14.5 million euros to the Treasury

The singer Shakira has maintained that she has always acted "in accordance with the law" and has denounced the "media and reputational pressure" she suffers, after having learned from the press that a second judicial case has been opened for tax fraud.

In a statement sent to the media, the Colombian artist and her legal team assure that they have not yet received any notification of the new complaint that the Prosecutor's Office has filed against her for tax fraud in wealth and income tax of 2018, and of which she has learned through the media, "as has been happening during all these years".

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That shows the "media and reputational pressure to which the artist is subjected," adds the statement, which insists that the singer has always acted legally and "under the advice of the best tax experts."

Shakira recalls that she has lived in Miami for a few months -after her separation from the footballer Gerard Piqué-, so she must be personally notified of the complaint at her new address, "in strict accordance with the law."

The media and reputational pressure to which the artist is subjected is evidenced

The Colombian artist assures that at the moment she is "focused on her artistic life in Miami" and is confident in "the favorable resolution of her tax affairs."

A court in Esplugues de Llobregat (Barcelona) has opened a second case against Colombian singer Shakira following a complaint from the Prosecutor's Office, which accuses her of defrauding the Treasury in income tax and wealth taxes for the fiscal year of 2018.

As reported on Thursday by the Superior Court of Justice of Catalonia (TSJC), the case against the artist, which investigates the court of instruction number 2 of Esplugues de Llobregat, is open for two crimes against the Public Treasury.

His first accusation

Shakira will be tried from November 20 in the Court of Barcelona for defrauding 14.5 million euros between 2012 and 2014, in another case that was also initiated by a complaint from the Economic Crimes Prosecutor's Office of Barcelona.

In this process, the Prosecutor's Office asks for eight years and two months in prison, as well as a fine of 23.8 million euros, for six crimes of tax fraud, for allegedly avoiding the payment of taxes to the Spanish Treasury despite the fact that, according to the Public Ministry, she resided in Spain since 2012 and was obliged since then to pay taxes in this country

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