Shakira to be retried for alleged tax fraud in Spain

The Colombian singer is accused of committing more than 14.5 million euros ($16 million) in tax fraud between 2012 and 2018.

Shakira is in legal trouble again in Spain. This time, a court in Barcelona opened a second investigation against her. She is accused of evading taxes in different years during her residence in the European country.

A lawsuit filed by the Barcelona Economic Crimes Prosecutor's Office accuses the Colombian woman of defrauding the Spanish Tax Agency of more than 14.5 million euros ($16 million) between 2012 and 2018. The offenses include the fraud of more than 12 million euros in personal income tax (IRPF) payments and more than 2 million euros in wealth tax.

According to the Superior Court of Justice of Catalonia (TSJC), the trial will begin on Nov. 20 and last until Dec. 12. The prosecution is demanding a sentence of more than eight years in prison and a fine of 23.8 million euros.