Shakira could face 8 years in prison for defrauding the Spanish tax office

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Shakira has been accused of defrauding the Spanish tax office over a 14.5-million-euro tax between 2012 and 2014.

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Shakira has sold over 80 million records worldwide with hits like "Hips Don't Lie".

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Earlier this week rejected the offer of resolution from the prosecutor's office to close this case.

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She is accused of failing to pay taxes between 2012 and 2014, but Shakira says she did not live in Spain during this period.

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The Spanish prosecutor said on Friday that they would seek more than eight years in prison against Superstar Shakira after rejecting the taxation of tax evasion.

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The Spanish prosecutor will also seek a fine of around €24 million from the 45-year-old "Hips Don't Lie" singer,

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who accused him of defrauding the Spanish tax office.

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The singer, in a statement through his lawyer on Wednesday, dismissed the plea, saying he was innocent.

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He has decided to take the matter to court.

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