Cristiano Ronaldo to be sentenced to two years jail and fined £2.8m over tax evasion
Christiano Ronaldo will be fined £2.8 million (€3.2 million) and sentenced to 24 months in prison after settling a tax evasion case with Spanish tax authorities, the prosecutor said on Friday.
The 33-year-old is accused of evading £5 million (€5.7 million) in taxes. He has denied the allegations.
This amount is likely to be only part of the striker’s fines over the case, which are expected to rise to around £16.8 million (€19 million) in total.
The Juventus footballer, formerly of Real Madrid, is accused of evading €14.7million in tax between 2011 and 2014.
Ronaldo is unlikely to go to prison as Spanish law states a sentence of under two years for a first offence can be served on probation.
He becomes the latest football star to be sentenced in a crackdown on tax evasion by Spanish authorities against high-profile footballers.
Barcelona legend Lionel Messi was handed a 21-month prison sentence in 2017 on similar tax fraud charges.
Under Spanish law, he was allowed to exchange the penalty for a fine.
Posted by : Onyekwelu Charles
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