Shakira admits to defrauding the Treasury
Shakira has agreed to accept responsibility for defrauding the Treasury. The Colombian singer was sentenced to three years in jail, but she will not serve them due to her lack of a criminal record. She will also have to pay a 7.3 million dollar fine. The artist was accused of cheating 14.5 million euros between 2012 and 2014, and the Prosecutor’s Office recommended an eight-year and two-month jail sentence and a fine of 23.8 million euros for six tax offenses.
The Prosecutor’s Office determined that Shakira resided in Barcelona between 2012 and 2014. As a result of her qualifications, she was required to pay taxes in Spain. Furthermore, the singer was accused of forming a network of corporations in order to avoid paying taxes to the Spanish Treasury. The Colombian had already paid 17.2 million euros before the examination began in 2018, but this did not stop the process from continuing.
Shakira had something to say: “It’s not a triumph if they steal years of your life”
In this sense, he has shown his admiration for those who, in a similar situation, opted for another path: “I greatly admire those Spanish citizens, like Xabi Alonso , Sito Pons and many others, who have fought to the end investing years of their lives in this, but for me, today, winning is getting my time back. What’s the point of winning a procedure in the end if I have to fight for 10 or 15 years and lose everything along the way?”
Shakira has stated that her children are her first concern and that she wants them to experience a “full life.” “They themselves asked me for it, so I made this decision,” she went on to say. Furthermore, she has criticized the Spanish tax system, saying, “I believe that this system in Spain needs to be reviewed for the benefit of the citizens.” Many individuals lack the money to pay for a decent defense or to reach an agreement, and many have watched their life deteriorate before their eyes as a result of arguments with the Treasury.”
‘Dedication’ to the Treasury by Shakira
Shakira recalled her tax status during the 53rd session of Bizarrap, which was just voted best song at the Latin Grammys. “You left me as the mother-in-law’s next-door neighbor, with the press at the door and the debt in the Treasury.” You believed you were hurting me and toughening me up. “Women no longer cry, women make money,” she said in the hit song she.