Tax Fraud: Cristiano Ronaldo might get 5years Jail time

Tax Fraud: Cristiano Ronaldo might get 5years Jail time
Spanish prosecutors are considering whether Cristiano Ronaldo should face charges over allegations by the country’s tax agency for defrauding the authorities of €15 million between 2011 and 2014.

Prosecutors have until the end of June to decide whether to charge the Real Madrid star, based on evidence from an investigation by tax officials, who believe the Portuguese may have committed wrongdoing.

Ronaldo attempted to regularise his tax situation in Spain in 2014 by paying an extra €5.6m, but the tax office believes Ronaldo should have had to pay a further €15m.

The tax office asked prosecutors to press charges against Ronaldo for tax fraud and requested a minimum five-year jail term.

The Portugal captain, if subsequently found guilty by a court, would face a prison sentence of at least 15 months — one quarter of the five years.

At that level of sentence, it would be unlikely Ronaldo would go to jail as a first-time offender.

The allegations come one day after Spain’s supreme court upheld Lionel Messi’s 21-month suspended sentence for his conviction of tax fraud last year.

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