Prosecutor demands eight-year sentence for Shakira for tax evasion

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Colombian singer Shakira could face eight years in a Spanish prison for tax evasion, along with a €23.8 million ($24.1 million) fine, a Barcelona state prosecutor demanded on Friday. The star is accused of failing to pay a total of €14.5 million in taxes due in Spain between 2012 and 2014. The singer – famous for hits like “Waka Waka” and “Hips Don’t Lie” – denies this. At issue is where Shakira was liable to pay taxes in those years. The public prosecutor’s office assumes that the artist lived in Spain for more than half of the year in each of the three years, namely for more than 183 days. T…

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