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Spanish court summons Shakira to answer tax evasion charges

FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2018 file photo, Shakira performs at Azteca Stadium in Mexico City. A Spanish court investigating Shakira for possibly evading 14.5 million euros (16.4 million dollars) in taxes has called on the pop music star to testify in mid-June, 2019. Prosecutors charged the singer in December for not paying taxes in Spain between 2012 and 2014, when she lived mostly in the country despite an official residence in Panama. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte, File)
February 26, 2019 - 6:58 AM

MADRID - A Spanish court investigating Shakira for possibly evading 14.5 million euros ($16.4 million) in taxes has called on the pop music star to testify in mid-June.

Prosecutors charged the singer in December for not paying taxes in Spain between 2012 and 2014, when she lived mostly in the country despite having an official residence in Panama.

In their indictment, prosecutors also allege that the Colombian-born singer concealed her income through 14 companies in tax heavens.

Shakira's Spanish public relations firm says the singer has settled all her debts with local tax authorities. It says she will testify as required on June 12 at a court in Esplugues de Llobregat, the Barcelona suburb where Shakira lives with soccer player Gerard Pique and the couple's children.

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