Last Wednesday (27), according to the news agency Reuters, Shakira was wanted for the second time by the Spanish Public Ministry for having committed tax evasion in which the singer allegedly committed fraud equivalent to 6.7 million euros in 2018, when he performed the “El Dorado World Tour”.
The news states that for the global presentation, the singer would have received an advance of the amount to be able to make and schedule the payments and events for the shows, and that the Colombian would not have made the declaration to the Spanish IRS in recent years.
The artist’s defense spoke about the accusations: “Shakira did not receive any notification about the complaint that the media today claims was presented for the 2018 financial year. Once again, as has been happening all these years, it was through the media that the The singer became aware of the presentation of this complaint, highlighting the media and reputational pressure to which she is subject. The singer’s legal team will not comment until notification reaches them through formal, legally established channels.”
“As is public knowledge, and as the Spanish Treasury was officially notified, Shakira has been residing in Miami for a few months, therefore she must be notified in person at her new address, in strict accordance with what is established by law. As has already been sent numerous times , Shakira defends having always acted in accordance with the law and under the guidance of the best tax experts. She is now focused on her artistic life in Miami and is calm and confident in the favorable resolution of her tax matters,” the statement concluded.
In recent months, the artist was also mentioned for having committed six frauds in November and will be tried in Barcelona, with the justification that Shakira had avoided paying 14.5 million euros in taxes. The case will be evaluated and may result in eight years in prison and a large fine.