Saturday 25 January 2020

Cristiano Ronaldo charged with €14.7 million tax fraud

Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo
Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo

Real Madrid footballer Cristiano Ronaldo has been charged with defrauding Spain's tax office of 14.7 million euro (£12.9 million) in unpaid taxes.

Madrid's regional state prosecutor has accused Ronaldo of four accounts of tax fraud from 2011-14.

It says the Portuguese forward "took advantage of a business structure created in 2010 to hide from fiscal authorities income generated in Spain from image rights".

Ronaldo's agency had previously said he was up to date on his taxes.

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