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Fine and two-year jail sentence for Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo has been given a two-year jail sentence and fined 19m euros for a tax fraud according to the Spanish press.

Ronaldo, 33, who recently completed a move to Italian Champions Juventus evaded tax payment during his time with Los Blancos.

Reports in Spain suggest that between 2011 and 2014 Ronaldo committed four years’ worth of tax fraud, comprising of four individual crimes of which the total amount reached €14,768,897.

Besides that figure, which was reduced to €5m during the court proceedings, the Portuguese will be forced to pay court fees and interest amounting to just under €19m.

The injunction of a two-year prison term means he will not serve any time in jail, due to his being the first offence and anything under two years and one day in Spain means no custodial sentence is applied.

However, the Treasury wants to maintain the two-year sentence to prevent any re-offending, with any further wrongdoings having to be served as it would be a second offence.

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About Obiwon Echi

Obiwon Echi
Obiwon is a graduate of the International Academy of Medicine and Ecology, Kyiv, Ukraine where he obtained the degree of Doctor of Medicine. He is a passionate football fan and likes to work as a columnist as a part time job. As an editor in Footballwood.com, he covers news, match previews, reviews and much more from major leagues round the globe.

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