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Ronaldo will have to repay 19 million euros to the Spanish tax authorities for tax evasion



Cristiano Ronaldo during his presentation with Juve. – MIGUEL MEDINA / AFP

The global star of football Cristiano Ronaldo will have to pay 18.8 million euros to the Spanish tax authorities to put an end to the tax evasion lawsuit against him, announced the parquet floor of Madrid Friday

The pre-agreement concluded last June and officially ratified by the tax on Friday also provides for a two-year prison sentence, which Ronaldo will not serve, the sentences of up to two years' imprisonment are generally not applied in Spain

According to the prosecutor's office, the fivefold gold balloon had concealed from the tax authorities revenues generated in Spain by his rights To the picture. He was accused of using a montage of companies based abroad – in the British Virgin Islands and in Ireland, where tax rates are very low – to avoid paying taxes in the country.

The duel Messi-Ronaldo, even in tax fraud

If the case had not been concluded by an agreement, the Portuguese would have risked a fine of at least 28 million euros and up to three and a half years of prison, according to the union of experts of the Ministry of Finance, Gestha.

His great rival at FC Barcelona, ​​the Argentinian Lionel Messi, was for his part convicted in 2016 for tax fraud, with a fine of two million euros and a 21-month sentence of carcération. The latter was commuted to an additional fine of 252,000 euros, or 400 euros per day in prison.


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