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‘Saw I was dating a Spanish citizen and started to salivate’: Shakira Claims Spanish Tax Authorities are Greedy Witch-hunters Who Only Want to Milk Her Pique Relationship For Millions

Shakira has got legal troubles, a whole lot of them. On one end she is fighting a custody battle for her kids, Milan and Sasha, against her former cheating partner, Gerard Pique. On the other hand, she faces up to eight years in jail for the allegations of six counts of tax fraud by Spanish Tax Authorities.

As of now, the Spanish Tax Authorities are trying their best to increase Shakira’s sentence for the six counts of tax fraud that amount to up to 14.5 million euros (£12.2m) as much as possible. In addition to eight years in prison, they want the Columbian-born singer to pay a fine of 23 million euros (£19.2m).

Shakira buckles up for Spanish Tax Fraud case
Shakira is confident about going to trial for the tax evasion case

Spanish Authorities went full Sherlock Holmes

The precise accusation against the 45-year-old singer is that, from 2012 to 2014, she pretended to live abroad so that she could avoid paying taxes, when according to them, she had officially moved to Barcelona in 2011 to live with her beau, Pique. Shakira was, however, officially a resident of the Bahamas during those years and registered for tax in Spain in 2015.

Shakira and Pique
Shakira and Pique

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The tax inspectors claim that they have carried out a thorough investigation on the mom of two. From her go-to hairdressers in Barcelona to her social media handle, everything was scourged to prove that she spent most of her time, for those 3 years, in Spain. Post investigation, it was claimed that the Hips Don’t Lie singer spent 242 days in Spain in 2012, 212 days in 2013, and 243 days in Spain in 2014.

Shakira calls out Spanish prosecutors’ deliberate witchhunt

Shakira
Shakira attacks Spanish Prosecutors for falsely accusing her

Shakira slammed the Spanish prosecutors for their witchhunt, in an interview with Elle Magazine. The singer said,

Source: The Sun
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Smriti Sneh
Smriti Sneh

Smriti Sneh is a Content Writer at Animated Times specializing in celebrities and everything pop-culture. Being a literature graduate from the University of Lucknow, she is cashing in on her writing skills by working in the entertainment news sector - studying literary theories by day, and navigating celebrity net worths through the night. Although you can find her writing poems at any and all hours.

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