Colombian singer Shakira, has been charged by the Spanish authority for evading 14.5 million euros in tax ($16.3 million) in the country where her Spanish footballer partner, Gerard Pique plays.
She was accused of failing to pay tax on income earned from 2012-2014 on Friday in the Catalonia region when the prosecutors say she lived there.
The media representatives of the artist, however insisted that the singer met all her tax obligations to Spanish authorities, adding that she didn’t live in Spain until 2015.
The “Hips Don’t Lie” singer and Pique have been a couple since the start of the decade and have two children.
It is the latest case of a high-profile foreigner with links to top level Spanish soccer being accused of avoiding tax while living there. Earlier investigations looked into Pique’s Argentinian Barcelona teammate Lionel Messi and Portuguese international Cristiano Ronaldo, who left Real Madrid for Juventus this year