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Reports: Ronaldo Facing 15 Years In Jail

Reports: Cristiano Ronaldo Facing 15 Years In Jail

By Kurt Buckerfield - Aug 01, 2017 09:44 AM @KurtLaduma

Superstar Cristiano Ronaldo appeared in court on Monday on charges of alleged tax fraud, and sensational reports now claim he could face 15 years in jail if he does not accept a plea deal.

Ronaldo Responds To Tax Fraud Allegations

Spanish authorities have accused the Portuguese forward of avoiding paying taxes between 2011 and 2014, which he allegedly did through three different companies said to be linked with his entourage.

Ronaldo's first court hearing was on Monday, and during his statement, he claimed he had no intention of evading taxes. The 32-year-old also denied creating a special company to handle his image rights.

However, Cadena COPE has claimed that if Ronaldo and his team decide to go to trial to fight the accusations without recognising their alleged wrongdoing, he could face up to 15 years in jail.

On top of that, the player would also be expected to pay a massive fine of €75 million (R1.1 billion), whereas if he does plead guilty to the alleged fraud, he would face a fine of €28 million (R436 million) and a suspended prison sentence.

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While Ronaldo and his team have maintained their innocence thoughout the investigation, Spanish authorities believe the player attempted to clear up his alleged image rights offences after becoming aware that many companies were undergoing inspections.

Do you think players should be more careful when it comes to handling money? Let us know in the comments section below.


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PHEMBESHIYA Joined: 06 Jun 2011
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PHEMBESHIYA Aug 04, 2017 03:27 PM
mxm SPAIN
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Charisemmanuel@hotmail.co.za Joined: 26 Jul 2016
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Charisemmanuel@hotmail.co.za Aug 03, 2017 07:02 AM
To be honest. Who teaches u abt money' but urself. Unless u did finance n those ppl dont even habe Ronaldo's net worth. I just thing its the govergnment trying to get bonuses from footballers, nje.
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NTSET Aug 02, 2017 02:03 PM
Spaniards are ruthless
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Emildo12 Aug 02, 2017 07:47 AM
We don't care about Barcelona all i know is #Neymar is going
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#eddie Aug 02, 2017 07:15 AM
Criminal!!!.....
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Austine Tungu Aug 02, 2017 06:48 AM
Taxes should be paid by everyone, is not like he doesn't have that money to pay that credit, he must pay and focus on his career
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Da Vinci11 Aug 02, 2017 05:29 AM
Spanish authorities are heartless
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Jay Terrol Lafre Aug 02, 2017 04:38 AM
Criminal
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Michaeltshigama Aug 01, 2017 11:01 PM
Bloody racists
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Michaeltshigama Aug 01, 2017 11:01 PM
Bloody racist
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2legend1 Aug 01, 2017 10:41 PM
Criminal
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Schweinstriker_31 Aug 01, 2017 09:52 PM
bloody criminal
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Puncu Aug 01, 2017 07:06 PM
So CR7 is forced to plead guilty for something that he didn't do.which means tht making alot of money in Spain while your a foreigner is a crime
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Shepherd Mtetwa Aug 01, 2017 02:33 PM
Neymar & Bale next mxm. Stars will run away from Spain
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EagleEye Aug 01, 2017 02:28 PM
What happened to Mercy because he faced a similar charge? Tax evasion is serious, he must face the music. Finish and Klaar.
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Lacostemsn Aug 01, 2017 01:31 PM
Plea guilt n play football life goes on poi
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Schweinstriker_31 Aug 01, 2017 12:56 PM
Criminaldo must rot in jail bloody fraudster
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Soni_JX Aug 01, 2017 12:04 PM
I can smell politics on this one......global image rights accumulation being taxed in 1 country?? How ironic? No wonder Perez not Ronaldo is prepared to push this nonsense to the national and international public tribunal. He is Spaniard and knows Spanish law surely more than a lot of likimpops who are just frustrated fools coz they hate CR7 here. As for jail time.......forget COWS he won't go to jail for this one (being the first offender)..... .You are just being fooled by a bunch of gossiping and speculative COWditors......becoz you are so in love with umgosi. Go and read basics about Spanish legal setting, you willunderstand that CR7 "may" pay more than the plea bargain offer, but will NOT serve a single day in jail for this alleged offence.
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Flipping lyf Aug 01, 2017 12:01 PM
Poor prosecute and spain charge him if he's guilty dan 2ask him 2plead cos he respond his enocense with statement yestarday at court#king cr7
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Flipping lyf Aug 01, 2017 12:01 PM
Poor prosecute and spain charge him if he's guilty dan 2ask him 2plead cos he respond his enocense with statement yestarday at court#king cr7

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