Colombian singer Shakira has returned to Barcelona to prepare for her upcoming trial against the Spanish tax authorities. The Colombian singer is accused of defrauding the Spanish government of €14.5 million in taxes between 2012 and 2014. She faces up to eight years in prison if convicted.
Shakira has denied the allegations, saying that she did not live in Spain during the time in question. She claims that she was on a world tour and spent more than 240 days outside of Spain each year.
This will be the trial against Shakira
The trial will consist of 12 sessions and everything passes through the celebration of the rest of meetings on 22, 23, 28, 29 and 30 November, as well as 4, 5, 11, 12, 13 and 14 December.
The outcome of the trial could have a significant impact on Shakira’s career and finances. If convicted, she could face a large fine and even prison time.
The outcome of the trial will be closely watched by tax authorities around the world.
The singer’s return to Barcelona comes as she is also preparing for the release of her new album. The album is expected to be released in early 2024.