Friday, June 15, 2018

Cristiano Ronaldo Handed Two-Year Suspended Prison Sentence, Fine


Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly accepted a suspended prison sentence to settle his tax fraud case.

The Real Madrid superstar was accused by Spanish prosecutors in June last year of defrauding tax authorities of €14.8m (£12.9m).

Ronaldo denied the alleged tax evasion when he appeared in court last summer but the case has still not been settled.

His initial offer was reportedly rejected last month but El Mundo claim he has accepted a prison sentence and admitted his guilt, in exchange for a reduced charge.

He will also pay a sum amounting to exactly €18.8m (£16.4m).

Having had no previous convictions, Ronaldo would not serve any time in jail.

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