Shakira issues strong statement on Spanish tax fraud case
Pop star Shakira accused the Spanish Treasury of using "unacceptable methods" against her to "persecute" her in order to malign her image. To note, she is accused of not paying £12 million in taxes to the Spanish government between 2012-14. The trial is pending, and if found guilty, she could face eight years of imprisonment and be charged a fine of £23 million. Singer's spokesperson said she will be fighting for her innocence in court.