Shakira rejects tax fraud case settlement – believes her innocence will be proven

Shakira is continuing to stand her ground amid her legal battle. The singer has rejected prosecutors' offer to settle her tax fraud case and is now closer to heading to trial, Reuters reported. A rep for Shakira told that the star "has always cooperated and abided by the law, demonstrating impeccable conduct as an individual and a taxpayer, and faithfully following the counsel of PriceWaterhouse Coopers, a prestigious and globally recognised tax firm." The rep then said the Spanish Tax Office "continues to violate her rights" and called the case against her, baseless. The rep added, "Shakira is confident that her innocence will be proven by the end of the judicial process." Details of the proposed settlement were not revealed. In 2018, Spanish prosecutors charged Shakira with tax evasion, accusing the Grammy winner of not paying up to 14.5 million euros in tax income between 2012 and 2014. In addition, the source said, "Shakira has already paid the monies that are allegedly deemed owed by the Tax Agency and, therefore, currently owes nothing to the Spanish state."