Popstar Shakira to pay 7.3 million euros to settle Spain fraud case

Colombian singer Shakira and her lawyer Pau Molins arrive at court for her trial facing allegations of tax fraud, in Barcelona, Spain 20 November, 2023.

Colombian superstar Shakira will pay a fine of over 7.3 million euros (USD 7.98 million) as part of a deal with Spanish prosecutors to avoid trial for tax fraud, a Barcelona court said Monday.

Under the deal, announced at the start of what would have been the trial of the 46-year-old singer, Shakira also agreed to receive a three-year suspended sentence.

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