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Pop singer Shakira to face trial over tax fraud in Spain
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Pop singer Shakira to face trial over tax fraud in Spain

A Spanish judge on Tuesday approved a trial for Colombian pop singer Shakira on charges of tax fraud. Spanish prosecutors accused the entertainer in 2018 of failing to pay 14.5 million euros ($13.9 million) in taxes on income earned between 2012 and 2014. Prosecutors are seeking an eight-year prison sentence and a hefty fine if she is found guilty of tax evasion.Shakira, 45, has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing and rejected a deal with authorities to avoid going to trial. Her public relations firm has said that she has already paid all that she owed and an additional 3 million euros ($2.8 million) in interest. The court, based in the town of Esplugues de Llobregat near Barcelona, said that Shakira will face six counts of tax fraud. The date fo...