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CR7's Court Date Revealed, Mourinho Next?

Cristiano Ronaldo's Court Date Revealed, Jose Mourinho Next?

By David Kappel - Jun 20, 2017 01:43 PM @kappilinho

Cristiano Ronaldo will have to appear in court to testify in his tax fraud case, while Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is reportedly the next football personality to be investigated.

Read: Reports: Why Ronaldo Wants To Leave Real

The Real Madrid superstar has been ordered to testify in court at 11:00 on Monday 31 July, as revealed by Spanish paper El Confidencial.

Ronaldo has been accused of tax fraud worth €14.8 million (R216 million) between 2011 and 2014.

He reportedly knowingly used a business structure, created in 2010, to hide income from image rights in Spain.

Ronaldo and his representatives have since denied any wrongdoing but – similar to Lionel Messi – the player will now have to testify in court.

It has been claimed that his tax case is one of the main reasons why the Los Blancos superstar wants to find a new club during the transfer window.

Meanwhile, Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho, who has the same agent as Ronaldo, is reportedly the Spanish tax authorities' next target.

The former Real coach apparently committed tax fraud worth €3.3 million (R48 million) between 2011 and 2012, according to AS.

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A case has been opened by Spain's tax authorities and presented to a court in Madrid, which means the Portuguese tactician could also be called to court if a case is officially brought against him.

Why do you think so many football personalities have problems with tax authorities? Have your say in the comments section below.


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MR E Joined: 17 Apr 2012
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MR E Jun 21, 2017 05:53 AM
The are targeted.
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jomak2 Joined: 11 Oct 2010
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jomak2 Jun 21, 2017 12:17 AM
The original criminal...face the music Penaldo!
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The_Diski_God Jun 21, 2017 12:11 AM
Spanish government is getting rich from soccer......football super stars clearly need tax lawyers on their payroll especially in Spain.
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roxion Joined: 12 Aug 2011
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roxion Jun 20, 2017 11:49 PM
Spanish government at its best
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RealManUchiefz Jun 20, 2017 05:23 PM
Its simple cowditor thy dnt want to pay i also dont want to lol bit i hv no choice they take it straight frm the payslip if i could i would be a tax evader also im tired of making guptaz sticking rich lool
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Mandridster_United Jun 20, 2017 04:27 PM
mxm this website swallows comments
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khosispeecho Jun 20, 2017 03:47 PM
Governments are the worst thugs in the world , you use your God given talent to acquire wealth in a legit way they just come a take a share from it. At the time when you are straggling to make end meet they cannot assist you in any way , just promises upon promises. That is why Wesley Snipes said take me to jail you not getting a cent from me.
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M.Mahlawe Emzimkhulu Jun 20, 2017 03:01 PM
If a person of Ronaldos calibre is in hot water with tax how much more for an ordinary players?
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jtinyiko@gmail.com Jun 20, 2017 02:56 PM
that is the reason I wont go to Spain for holiday, that country is against everyone`s fortune. All top people went to Spain are in danger starting from Leo, Neymar, Ronaldo and now is Jose. i think their tax law is more dictating than Robert Mugabe.
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Faysal Jun 20, 2017 02:39 PM
Criminado hooligans are not happy now
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Mabotsa_Shabza_Khosi Jun 20, 2017 02:27 PM
trouble in paradise
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@ShY KiD SA Jun 20, 2017 02:20 PM
This Spanish tax thing will lead to a lot of quality players being afraid to go to Spain in da future which might deteriorate da quality in Spain n change in dominance at Europe probably go back to England...

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