A judge at a court near Barcelona, Spain, has ruled that Colombian pop singer Shakira may stand trial for alleged tax evasion of $17 million.
The investigating magistrate said there is sufficient evidence to hold a trial for Shakira's alleged tax evasion for the years of 2012, 2013 and 2014.
The judge said Shakira lived more than 200 days in Spain in each of those three years, making her liable to pay taxes in the country.
Shakira's lawyers have argued that her main residence was in the Bahamas, however, the singer and her longtime partner, footballer Gerard Pique, also own a property in Barcelona.
The Spanish tax code says that anyone who resides in Spain for at least 183 days in a given year is liable to pay taxes in Spain.