And finally… ‘Mi casa, su casa’

Pop star Shakira must face trial on tax fraud charges that could see her jailed for eight years, a Spanish court has ruled.

A court in Barcelona said the singer – made famous in Europe by her record-breaking hit Hips Don’t Lie – should face trial for six alleged tax crimes, the BBC reports.

The case will focus on Shakira’s tax residency between 2012 and 2014, during which she is accused of evading €14.5 million in tax. In July, prosecutors claimed she bought a house in Barcelona in 2012, which became her family home.

Prosecutors are seeking a prison sentence of eight years and a fine of €23.8 million.

A date for the trial has not yet been set.

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