Shakira is set to stand trial for tax fraud.
On Tuesday a Spanish judge ordered the tax evasion case against the pop singer to trial according to AP.
Prosecutors in Spain are accusing “The Hips Don’t Lie” singer of failing to pay 14.5 million euros in taxes on the income she earned between 2012 and 2014.
The publication reports that attorneys for the prosecution are seeking a hefty fine and an eight-year prison sentence if she is found guilty.
A settlement offer was made by the opposing Council in July according to Reuters, which would prevent her from having to go to trial.
Shakira rejected the deal and has continued to deny any wrongdoing, allegedly saying she has already paid what she owed with interest per AP
Access Hollywood has reached out to her rep for comment. The case against her focuses on where she resided from 2012 to 2014, with Spanish prosecutors, claiming she spent most of her time in Spain, despite her official residence being in the Bahamas.
AP reports that a trial date has yet to be selected for the court based near Barcelona.
The news comes nearly one week after the 45 year old broke her Silence about her split from Spanish Soccer Star Gerard Pique. The couple who shared two kids together recently called it quits after 12 years.
In a new interview with Elle, she opened up about the difficult Time in her life saying: “This is really hard to talk about personally, especially as this is the first time I’ve ever addressed this situation in interview, I’ve remained quiet and just tried to process it all, it’s hard to talk about, especially because I’m still going through it and because I’m in the public eye, and because our separation is not like a regular separation”.
While the Grammy Award winner didn’t address why they went their separate ways. She did call the past few months “The Darkest Hour of my life”, revealing that it has been particularly hard for their sons, nine-year-old Milan and seven-year-old Sasha, adding: “It’s been tough, not only for me, but also for my kids. Incredibly difficult. I’ve tried to conceal a situation in front of my kids. I tried to do it and to protect them, because that’s my number one mission in life, but then they hear things in school from their friends or they come across some disagreeable, unpleasant news online. It just affects them. You know”.