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But a statement from a representative of Shakira’s camp to People made it sound as if they’re not too concerned.
“Shakira has always cooperated and abided by the law, demonstrating impeccable conduct as an individual and a taxpayer, and faithfully following the counsel of PriceWaterhouse Coopers, a prestigious and globally recognized tax firm,” the statement reads, added that Shakira is confident in her “innocence.”
It continues: “Unfortunately, the Spanish Tax Office, which loses one out of every two lawsuits with its taxpayers, continues to violate her rights and pursue yet another baseless case. Shakira is confident that her innocence will be proven by the end of the judicial process.”
When did this happen?
The alleged fraud supposedly occurred between 2012-14. It was during that time frame that Shakira was residing in Barcelona. Officials say that she moved after striking up a relationship with soccer player Gerard Piqué. During that period, she maintained a fiscal residence in the Bahamas, yet avoided paying taxes in Spain, prosecutors say.
Shakira maintains that she did not officially move to and reside in Spain until 2015.