In recent years, Spain has repeatedly accused celebrities of tax evasion, including football stars like Messi and Carlo. On December 14, Spanish prosecutors filed a lawsuit against Colombian singer Shakira, claiming that he lied about living in the Bahamas between 2012 and 2014, but actually lived in Spain with Barcelona Club star boyfriend Pique. Shakira has paid 14.5 million euros (113 million yuan) less in taxes because of a lie about her place of residence. It is reported that the Spanish authorities have begun to investigate Shakira 11 months ago. Barcelonas courts will decide whether to hold a trial on the basis of sufficient evidence, and Shakira could be sentenced to six monthsimprisonment if convicted.
Source: Shi Jianlei_NBJ11331, Responsible Editor of China Daily Network