Three years of imprisonment: Shakira, owing millions, received the final verdict.

But events turned out favorably for the star.

In September, it was reported that Shakira would have to appear in court. The international performer was to be held accountable for her prolonged refusal to pay taxes. However, the hearing never took place.

The verdict for the celebrity, who lived in Spain for almost two years without contributing to the country’s treasury, was delivered on November 20. Initially, the singer, who faced serious legal issues, was demanded a more severe punishment. The star risked an eight-year prison sentence and a fine of 23.8 million euros (about 2.303 billion rubles at the current exchange rate). This was because she owed 14.5 million euros (about 1.35 billion rubles).

However, the performer managed to avoid such a harsh penalty. She reached a deal with the authorities and mitigated the sentence.

«The singer has been sentenced to three years of imprisonment, which she will not serve due to the lack of a criminal record, and she has also been ordered to pay a fine of over 7.3 million euros (about 700 million rubles),» reported El Mundo.

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