Charged: Shakira’s $16 Million Tax Evasion

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Spanish prosecutors claim the Colombian singer pretended to live in the Bahamas in order to avoid tax payments.

Colombian singer Shakira was charged with a $16 million tax evasion by Spanish prosecutors, according to AP. The prosecutors claim that the singer avoided paying taxes between 2012-2014 and did so knowingly. She is being charged with six clauses of tax fraud.

According to the claim, Shakira stated she was living in the Bahamas when in fact she was a resident of Spain, having lived in Barcelona with her partner famous soccer player Gerard Pique. The accusations are also pointed at Shakira’s lawyer who apparently helped her execute the fraud.

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