Shakira Confesses To Fraud In Last-Minute Plea Deal To Avoid Jail

SHAKIRA has confessed to six counts of £12.7m tax fraud in a last-minute deal with prosecutors to avoid jail.

The pop star struck the deal ahead of the lengthy trial that was due to start today.The singer was summoned to a Barcelona courthouse as she faced spending eight years behind bars for allegedly defrauding Spanish tax officials.

Judge Jose Manuel del Amo asked Shakira to take the stand after the lawyers involved in the case confirmed in open court a deal had been made.