Ronaldo Accepts 2 Years In Prison, €18.8m Fine For Tax Evasion
Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has acknowledged a two-year jail sentence and €18.8 million fine for tax evasion, reported El Mundo on Friday. The report turned out hours before rivalry match Spain and Portugal went head to head in the World Cup.
The 33-year-old Portuguese national is probably not going to serve imprison time, be that as it may. In Spain, a sentence of under two years for a first-time offense can be served on probation.
Ronaldo, who is blamed for avoiding €14.7 million in taxes, has already denied every one of the affirmations through his agents.
He scored a hat-trick in the match against Spain, conveying Portugal to a 3-3 draw.
Ronaldo isn’t the main football whiz to confront criminal allegations for tax avoidance in Spain. FC Barcelona star Lionel Messi was slapped with a 21-month jail sentence in 2017 for comparative charges yet did not see imprison time. Under Spanish law, the Argentine player could swap the punishment for a €252,000 fine, which totalled to €400 for every day of the sentence.
Both Messi and his dad were discovered liable of cheating Spain of more than €4 million between 2007-2009.
Spanish courts permitted Messi’s dad, Jorge, to pay a €180,000 fine to supplant his 15-month sentence.