An alleged tax fraud trial against Shakira has been ordered in Spain

According to a resolution published Tuesday, Grammy-winning singer Shakira is one step closer to facing trial in Spain for alleged tax fraud.

The trial has been ordered by a judge in Barcelona, but a start date has not yet been set. Prosecutors allege that Shakira failed to pay $15.8 million in personal income and wealth tax between 2012-2014, which she denies.

This month, Shakira told Elle magazine that she paid everything she was alleged to owe, even before they filed a lawsuit against her. As of today, I owe them nothing.”

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Between 2011 and 2014, Spanish authorities claim Shakira lived in Spain over 183 days a year, but she denied this in an interview with Elle. The Bahamas were her primary residence during that time, according to her attorneys.

Despite the fact that Shakira has always shown impeccable behavior as a person and taxpayer, as well as a willingness to resolve any disagreement from the start, even before the criminal process, the team considers this case to be a total violation of her rights,” a spokesperson for Shakira said in July after an agreement on a settlement in the case was not reached.

For more information, CNN has reached out to Shakira’s representatives.

In the event that she is convicted, prosecutors are seeking an eight-year prison sentence plus fines.

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