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Shakira Will Go To Trial Over Spanish Tax Fraud Charges

Shakira Will Go To Trial Over Spanish Tax Fraud Charges

There’s an update in Shakira‘s ongoing battle with Spanish authorities over her alleged tax fraud.

A Spanish judge approved the case to proceed to trial, according to the Associated Press. A date for the trial to begin has not yet been set.

The decision comes after Shakira, 45, rejected a plea deal in July.

Shakira was accused of owing $13.9 million in taxes. The funds were reportedly not paid to Spain between the years of 2012 and 2014. However, her legal team has denied the accusations.

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She faces six counts of tax fraud.

Earlier this summer it was revealed that a prosecutor working on the case is hoping that the singer will face a prison term of eight years if convicted.

In case you missed it, Shakira recently spoke out about the accusations and revealed why she was fighting back. Find out her reasoning here.

The hitmaker also broke her silence about her split with Gerard Pique. The duo were recently spotted leaving a law firm.

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