Cristiano Ronaldo set to pay sizeable fine but avoid prison over tax evasion case
The Real Madrid forward is reported to have reached a deal where he is sentenced to two years in prison, but he will not actually serve any time in custody
Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has reached a deal with the Spanish tax authorities to serve two years in prison and pay a €18.8 million (Dh80.1m) fine in a tax evasion case, newspaper El Mundo reported on Friday.
Ronaldo is unlikely to serve any time in jail under the deal because Spanish law states that a sentence of under two years for a first offence can be served on probation.
The 33-year-old Portuguese footballer, who is accused of evading €14.7 million (Dh62.7m) in taxes, has denied all the allegations through his agents.
Updated: June 15, 2018 07:13 PM