Register Login Scores

English Premier League

Sanchez Sentenced To 16 Months' Jail For Tax Fraud

Manchester United's new record earner Alexis Sanchez has been handed a 16-month prison sentence for tax fraud, according to the latest reports.

Read: The Highest Paid EPL Stars After Sanchez's Man Utd Deal

The Chilean has been accused of tax fraud worth €1 million (R14.8 million) relating to image rights from his time at FC Barcelona.

Sanchez reportedly did not declare his image rights earnings back in the 2012/13 campaign, and has been handed the sentence by a Spanish court, as reported by Football Espana.

However, because the United star is a first-time offender and his sentence is not longer than 24 months, Sanchez will not actually have to go to prison.

He had already admitted to the fraud in January and fully repaid the €1 million, including interest, to ensure his sentence was reduced.

Read: Rooney: What Mourinho Must Do With Pogba

Sanchez is not the first footballer to receive a similar judgement. Lionel Messi was sentenced to 21 months in prison for tax fraud between 2007 and 2009, but his sentence was suspended because – similar to Sanchez – the Argentine was a first-time offender.

Why do you think so many players in Spain are guilty of tax fraud? Have your say in the comments section below.

The Highest Paid EPL Stars After Sanchez's Man Utd Deal

Reports: What Angry Ronaldo Said After Zidane Subbed Him

10 Africans Who Could Still Move After Window Closed

20 comments

Top 5

Hunt’s U-Turn As Surprise Chippa Exit Looms?

21 Sep 13, 2021 04:09 PM in Siyagobhoza

12 Players Who Still Don't Have Clubs

9 Sep 02, 2021 12:30 PM in International

Pogba Makes Decision On Future After CR7 Return?

5 Sep 13, 2021 09:39 AM in Cadbury

Mabasa Msport - Bucs Star Flexes Hot R895K BMW SUV

2 Sep 13, 2021 02:46 PM in Show Me The Money

Chiefs To Get Striker Option B Soon…

95 Sep 15, 2021 08:04 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Ronaldo Reacts To Record-Breaking Man Utd Return

7 Sep 12, 2021 08:28 AM in Cadbury

Messi, Neymar & Mbappe To Start Together For First Time?

Sep 14, 2021 10:28 AM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar/Mbappe Watch

Defender Leaves Chiefs, Joins New Club

66 Sep 13, 2021 04:40 PM in DSTVPEP

The Highest-Paid African Stars In The EPL

21 Feb 02, 2021 07:14 PM in English Premier League

Kapinga Latest From Downs…

16 Sep 13, 2021 11:04 AM in Mamelodi Sundowns

12 Players Who Went Bankrupt

25 Dec 07, 2020 12:34 PM in World News

Why Mabasa Is A Finisher And Not A Substitute

22 Sep 13, 2021 12:51 PM in Orlando Pirates