(ANSA) – MADRID, MAY 26 – The Barcelona provincial court has rejected the latest appeal by pop star Shakira against the resolution of a judge who considered it necessary to send her to the bar for tax fraud. This was reported by the main Iberian media, explaining that this decision leaves the Colombian singer one step away from the trial. In today’s resolution, the court argues that Shakira was resident in Spain in the years in which she allegedly committed the offense, that is, between 2012 and 2014: according to the Spanish tax authorities, the Colombian singer has not paid in due time about 14.5 millions of euros in taxes (a sum returned to the tax authorities later). The star’s press office has issued a note stating that her behavior regarding tax matters has always been “irreproachable” and that she will continue to uphold her “innocence”. One of the main arguments of the defense is that Shakira was not a resident of Spain in those years. According to the newspaper El País, the possibility remains open that Shakira and the prosecutor reach an agreement before the conclusion of the trial. For about ten years, Shakira has mainly lived in Barcelona, the city where her partner, Barça footballer Gerard Piqué, is also located. (HANDLE).