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Shakira Surfing Away Possible Jail Time After Judge Ruled Singer Should Go To Trial For $16.4 Million Tax Evasion

Aug. 28 2021, Published 2:41 p.m. ET

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Shakira is surfing away all her troubles, and she's showing her sons how to do the same just weeks after a judge ruled she should go to trial for allegedly failing to pay $16.4 million in taxes.

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The 44-year-old Colombian singer proved her hips still don't lie when she jumped on a pink surfboard and dominated the waves.

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Slipping into a wetsuit, Shakira showed her boys — Milan, 8, and Sasha, 6 — how it's done over the weekend.

Tagging the trio at Wavegardens without disclosing their location, the singer showed that Whenever, Wherever she will remain positive, despite her unknown future.

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Letting her curly hair fall freely, Shakira held her sons tightly while posing for a photo, taken by the water park's professional photographer.

Flashing her big pearly whites, the mom of two beamed with pride amid her alleged tax evasion mess.

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In an action snap, Shakira was seen playing in the water with her youngest child with a gorgeous backdrop behind them. "Milan is starting to really enjoy this!" she captioned the mommy/son pic.

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As Radar reported, Judge Marco Juberías declared there was enough evidence to take the case to trial.

After a three-year investigation, the judge said he found “sufficient evidence of criminality" and recommended the case go to the next step — a trial judge.

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In 2019, the She Wolf singer was charged with failing to pay 14.5 million euros -- which is $16.4 million -- in taxes to Spain between 2012 and 2014, despite living in the country most of that time.

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Shakira testified three years ago and denied any wrongdoing. Her public relations firm even claimed the Grammy winner paid what was owed after she was given the bill by the Tax Office.

The star faces a possible fine and potential jail time if she's found guilty of tax evasion; however, it might not get to that level.

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As The Associated Press pointed out, a judge can waive jail time for first-time offenders — but only if their sentence is under two years.

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