Shakira is under investigation for alleged tax fraud, the prosecutor demands 8 years in prison

Shakira will go on trial at the end of the year in another case involving more than 14.5 million euros. (file)


A Spanish court said on Thursday it has opened a new investigation against Colombian singer Shakira over alleged fraud on income and property taxes in 2018.

The court in the northeastern town of Esplugues de Llobregat, near Barcelona, ​​did not provide further details in its statement.

The “Hips Don’t Lie” singer, 46, is expected to go on trial by the end of the year in another case related to taxes owed on more than 14.5 million euros ($14.31 million) owed between 2012 and 2014. In that case, prosecutors are seeking an eight-year prison sentence against the star, whose full name is Shakira Isabel Mebarak.

The prosecutor did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the new case. Shakira’s legal team said they would comment later in the day.

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