Di Maria agrees deal in Spain over tax fraud
- Author: Julie Sanders Jun 23, 2017,
Jun 23, 2017, 16:19
In total, the Spanish authorities claim Jose Mourinho evaded tax worth 3.3 Million Euros.
Madrid prosecutors said that after signing for the Spanish giants from Benfica in 2010, Di Maria had used companies in Panama and Ireland to hide earnings from the marketing of image rights.
It remains hard to believe Ronaldo will be allowed to leave Real Madrid this summer, but a move to Paris may well be more likely that a return to Manchester if the improbable comes to pass. Atletico Madrid striker Radamel Falcao and Real Madrid defender Fabio Coentrao, who have also been accused of tax fraud in Spain, are also clients of Mendes.
Cristiano Ronaldo is willing to pay up no less than 14.8 million euros just to avoid a potential jail sentence after he was accused of tax evasion, reported the Iberian press. A judge will then decide if they are grounds to charge him with a crime. Prosecutors said he had failed to declare revenues from his image rights in his Spanish income tax declarations from 2011 and 2012, "with the aim of obtaining illicit profits".
The accusations against Ronaldo have caused speculation in Portugal and Spain that he is considering leaving the country to play elsewhere.
The Argentinean winger admitted to two counts of tax fraud totaling 1.47 million USA dollars during his 4-year spell with Real Madrid.
Mourinho's agents said he had already dealt with questions raised by tax authorities in 2015, settling issues with his 2011 and 2012 filings and reaching a settlement regarding 2013.
Last year, Lionel Messi was found guilty of tax fraud along with his father and, though the Barcelona star was sentenced to 21 months in prison, did not serve time as it was suspended.
Argentina and Paris Saint-Germain star Angel di Maria has been handed a hefty fine and a prison sentence over a charge of tax fraud of €1.3 million.