Shakira reaches deal to settle tax fraud case in Spain

Colombian superstar Shakira will pay millions of euros in fines as part of a settlement with Spanish prosecutors to settle her tax fraud case and avoid trial. Prosecutors had accused the superstar of defrauding the Spanish state of around 14.5 million euros ($15.7 million) on income earned between 2012 and 2014, charges Shakira had denied, saying she only moved to Spain full time in 2015.

Under the deal, announced at the start of the 46-year-old singer’s trial, Shakira agreed to receive a three-year suspended sentence and to pay a fine of 7.33 million euros ($7.98 million) in unpaid taxes.

The Hips Don’t Lie singer will also pay a separate fine of 432,000 euros to have her jail sentence suspended, bringing the total amount she will have to pay to around 7.8 million euros.