Reports: Ronaldo Accepts 2-Year Suspended Prison Sentence
Reports: Cristiano Ronaldo Accepts 2-Year Suspended Prison Sentence
Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has accepted a suspended two-year prison sentence, and has to pay a fine of €18.8 million, after being found guilty of tax evasion, according to reports.
The Portuguese has agreed to suspended jail time after being found guilty by of tax fraud by Spanish tax authorities.
Ronaldo is said to have evaded tax to the tune of €14.7 million over four years between 2011 and 2014, as reported by El Mundo and cited by Marca.
As a first-time offender, the 33-year-old's two-year sentence is suspended as is general practice in Spain for judgements of less than 24 months.
His longstanding rival Lionel Messi received a similar sentence in the outcome of his tax case, with the Argentine being sentenced to 21 months in jail and a fine of €1.7 million.
The public prosecutor still needs to agree to the ruling, while Ronaldo's camp reportedly want the prison sentence to be replaced by another fine.
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