Friday , July 20 2018 7:03 am
Home / Sports / Cristiano Ronaldo accused of tax evasion

Cristiano Ronaldo accused of tax evasion

Spanish prosecutors have accused the Real Madrid footballer Cristiano Ronaldo of defrauding the authorities of millions of euros in tax.

The prosecutor’s office in Madrid says it has filed a lawsuit against the Portuguese player.

He is accused of evading tax of 14.7m euros (£13m; $16m) from 2011 to 2014.

The world’s highest-paid sports star had previously said he was not worried about tax investigations as he had nothing to hide.

On this occasion he is accused of knowingly using a “business structure” to hide income made from his image rights.

In December, leaked documents suggested that Ronaldo had avoided tax on income allegedly held in offshore accounts.

He denied the allegations.

When asked about that investigation, he told a journalist from Radio Television Portuguesa (RTP) “Quien no debe no teme”, which roughly translates as “He who has nothing to hide has no fear.”

Ronaldo is the world’s highest-paid sportsperson for the second successive year, according to Forbes’ annual list of the world’s wealthiest people.

He earned $93m (£72.05m) from salary, bonuses and endorsements last year.

 

 

Source: BBC

Check Also

Uruguay Shocked Egypt at 89th Minute

In what appeared to be a crucial encounter between African giants Egypt,  and  Uruguay in …

Medeama goalkeeper Eric Ofori Antwi excited by his heroic performance in the draw against Hearts

Medeama SC shot-stopper Eric Ofori Antwi says he is elated with his splendid performance in …

Completed second window Zylofon Cash Ghana Premier League transfer deals

Ebusua Dwarfs registered more players (ten) than any other club during the second transfer window. …

Leave Your Comment

%d bloggers like this: