A Spanish judge has seen “sufficient proof” for Colombian singer Shakira to face test for tax fraudulence, a court document launched on Thursday claimed.
Judge Marco Jesus Juberias has actually completed a pre-trial investigation of accusations by prosecutors that the vocalist failed to pay up to 14.5 million euros ($17.2 million) in tax obligation on revenue gained in between 2012 and 2014. It is a preliminary step prior to a trial is set.
“The records (…) annexed to the lawsuit suffice proof of misbehavior to continue with the procedures,” the judge said in the court paper.
While district attorneys state Shakira was staying in the area of Catalonia throughout those years, her agents argue she did not reside in Spain up until 2015 and also has actually met every one of her tax obligations.
Shakira’s representatives in Spain claimed in an emailed statement on Thursday that the court file was an “anticipated step in the process” and that the singer’s legal group “stays positive as well as fully participating with the judiciary and will certainly not comment further”.
The 44-year-old singer and also the FC Barcelona defender Gerard Pique have actually been together because 2011 and also they have two children.