Pop star Shakira reaches deal with Spanish prosecutors

eAwaz Entertainment

SPAIN – After maintaining her innocence for about five years, pop star Shakira has struck a deal on the opening day of her tax fraud trial in Barcelona, and avoided going to prison. Shakira told magistrate, Jose Manuel del Amo, she accepted the agreement reached with prosecutors. She answered “yes” to confirm her acknowledgment of six counts of failing to pay the Spanish government about US$15.8 million in taxes between 2012 and 2014.