Shakira pays €7.5m to settle longstanding tax fraud case

Mark Battersby
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Colombian pop star Shakira has agreed to pay a €7.5m fine in a deal to settle her longstanding tax fraud case. Spanish prosecutors had wanted to jail her for eight years and fine her €23.8m (£20.8m) if found guilty, but yesterday (20 November), she settled as her trial was about to start.  She acknowledged six counts of failing to pay the Spanish government €14.5m in taxes between 2012 and 2014 and agreed to pay a fine of 50% of the amount owed, more than €7.3m and another fine of €438,000 to avoid a three-year prison sentence during the trial's first hearing. In a statement, the H...

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