Colombian pop star Shakira has been charged with tax evasion for the second time by the Spanish government with prosecutors alleging the singer defrauded the state of €6.7m in 2018.
They say this happened when she failed to declare millions in advance payments for her El Dorado World Tour, among other payments.
Instead, they were “focused on preparing for the trial for the 2012-14 fiscal years, which will begin on Nov 20.”
The new charges hinge on the fact that in 2018, Shakira was living in Barcelona with football star Gerard Pique and was therefore required to tax all her international revenue there.
They argue that she instead diverted her money to “companies domiciled in countries with low taxation and high opacity”.
Shakira faces trial over six separate alleged tax crimes in Barcelona this November – charges she has denied.
In that case, she has been accused of failing to pay €14.5m in tax between 2012 and 2014, but has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing.
“I am confident that I have enough proof to support my case and that justice will prevail in my favour”, she said in September, in an interview with the Spanish edition of Elle magazine.