Shakira is the subject of a new investigation for tax evasion in Spain

MADRID (Reuters) – A Spanish court announced on Thursday that Colombian singer Shakira will be re-examined on suspicion of 2018 tax evasion.

Shakira Isabel Mebarak, who has sold more than 80 million records worldwide with hits such as “Hips Don’t Lie”, is already facing legal action in Spain.

He is due to go on trial in late 2023 in another case relating to taxes of more than 14.5 million euros owed between 2012 and 2014. Prosecutors are seeking a jail term of more than eight years for the 46-year-old singer.

The court in Esplugues de Llobregat, near Barcelona, ​​did not provide further details in its statement on Thursday. The prosecutor did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Shakira’s legal team said the singer had not received any information and learned about the new case from the press.

“The singer’s legal team will not comment until they are informed through official and legal channels,” he said in a statement.

That said, Shakira now lives in Miami and will need to be personally informed of her new address.

“As she has stated on several occasions, Shakira states that she has always acted in accordance with the law and the advice of the best tax experts. She is now focused on her artistic life in Miami and remains calm and confident that her tax matters will be resolved favorably,” said her legal team.

(Reporting by Emma Pinedo; French editing by Gail Sheehan, Kate Enstringer)

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