Shakira Seen Saluting Fans From Balcony Amidst Tax Fraud Accusations
Shakira was spotted leaning over her balcony in Barcelona, saluting her fans who had gathered below to show their support.
The singer was seen wearing a white beanie hat, as she acknowledged the cheers and well-wishes of her supporters.
However, the image of Shakira enjoying the love of her fans was in stark contrast to the recent news that the Spanish government has charged the singer with defrauding the country of 14.5 million euros in taxes between 2012 and 2014. Three separate government entities have accused Shakira of six fiscal crimes.
Shakira has denied any wrongdoing and has stated that she has always fulfilled her tax obligations and that her legal team will prove her innocence. Her legal team has also commented that the accusations are an abuse of the Spanish tax system and that Shakira has always been in compliance with her fiscal obligations.
The charges come as a surprise to many, as Shakira has always been known for her philanthropy and charitable work. She is the founder of the Pies Descalzos Foundation, which focuses on providing education and nutrition to underprivileged children in her native Colombia.
Despite the controversy surrounding the tax fraud charges, Shakira‘s fans have shown their support for the singer, and many have taken to social media to express their belief in her innocence. The singer herself has acknowledged the support, expressing her gratitude and saying that she will continue to fight to clear her name.
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