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FIFA World Cup 2018: Ronaldo accepts 2 years in prison in tax case

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 16 June 2018, 11:19 IST

Popular Spanish club Real Madrid player Cristiano Ronaldo has agreed to two years in prison and fine of 18.8 million euro ($21.8 million) on Friday. He is accused of evading 14.7 million euros in taxes and he has reached a deal with Spanish tax authorities.

The agency representing the player Gestifute did not comment on the report nor did Spanish tax agency commented on this matter.

The agency representing the player Gestifute did not comment on the report nor did Spanish tax agency commented on this matter. It is likely that he can serve jail anytime soon.

He isn't the first player to get in-prison, in the year 2017 Lionel Messi was sentenced to 21-month prison on similar charges. It was only after 2010 that tax exemption on players was lifted. Between 2005 and 2010, foreign players were protected under the so-called "Beckham law".

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First published: 16 June 2018, 11:19 IST
 
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