Shakira has accepted a settlement with Spanish prosecutors to close a $15 million tax evasion case and avoid imprisonment.
The Columbian singer will pay a $7.6 million fine and receive a suspended three-year sentence to dedicate time to her children and thriving music career.
Shakira admitted to six counts of tax fraud but denies living in Spain for over 183 days during 2012–2014 as claimed. She paid disputed taxes before trial and now owes nothing further. The singer battled authorities for years over pursuing high-profile celebrities through draining legal processes.
While denying allegations, Shakira chose to end litigation stressing her family priorities. “Winning is getting my time back for my kids,” she said. The artist will concentrate on opportunities ahead rather than continue an emotional fight.
Though recently charged for another $7 million 2018 tax evasion, Shakira’s settlement ends one lengthy case. She can now avoid imprisonment and solely focus on motherhood and craft after a tumultuous period including a relationship split. The resolution allows Shakira to leave troubles behind and energetically move forward in both personal and professional domains.