Spanish prosecutors have filed charges against Colombian singer Shakira, accusing her of failing to pay 14.5 million euros ($16.3 million) in taxes in the country where her partner, Spanish footballer Gerard Pique’, plays.
The charges were filed in the Catalonia region; Shakira was accused of failing to pay tax on income earned from 2012-2014, when the prosecutors say she lived there. Representatives of Shakira said in a statement that the singer did not live in Spain until 2015, and has met all of her tax obligations to Spanish authorities.
Shakira and Pique have been a couple for a decade, and have two children together.
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