Prosecutors ask more than 8-year prison for Shakira in Spain

New Delhi: Spanish prosecutors on Friday, ask for prison of more than eight years against singer Shakira after she rejected an appealing deal on charges of tax evasion.  

They also demand a fine of nearly 24 million euros ($24.5 million) from her, whom they accused of not paying tax over a 14.5 million-euro between 2012 and 2014, a time in which Shakira claimed that she did not live in Spain.

The 45-year-old singer, who has sold more than 80 million records worldwide with hits such as “Hips Don`t Lie”, bought a house back in 2012 in Barcelona which became a family home for herself, her husband and their son born in Spain in 2013.

However, no date for a trial has been set yet and she could be found guilty. 

Asked to comment, Shakira`s spokespeople guided to the last report sent out on Wednesday saying she “is fully confident of her innocence” and that she thinks the case is “a total violation of her rights”.

The terms of the earlier compensation offer have not been revealed. 

The 45-year-old singer – dubbed the Queen of Latin Pop – said she originally paid the 17.2 million euros that the Spanish tax office said she owed and claims she has no outstanding debt with the tax authorities.

The latest outcome in the tax case comes a month after the singer and her husband, FC Barcelona defender Gerard Pique, proclaimed they were splitting. They have been together since 2011 and have two sons.

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