The Spanish Prosecutor’s office filed a lawsuit against a striker of real Madrid and Portugal football Cristiano Ronaldo on charges of tax evasion, reports El Mundo.

According to the prosecution, the player in the period from 2011 to 2014 owed to the Treasury in taxes for a total amount of 14.7 million euros. In order to conceal their real incomes Ronaldo used a company in the British virgin Islands, the sole shareholder of which was himself.

Earlier it was reported that Ronaldo could be sentenced for tax evasion for the period from 15 months to five years in prison. The player can get off with probation or even just fine, if the court finds that he actively cooperated with the investigation.

Recently it was noted that the Portuguese voluntarily paid to the Treasury of 6 million euros and is aware of all their tax liabilities.

Earlier, the court in Spain was found guilty of tax evasion Argentine striker “Barcelona” Lionel Messi, who received a 21-month period. It was noted that Messi is unlikely to go to jail, as according to local laws time less than two years usually are served conventionally.

The Spanish Prosecutor’s office initiated proceedings against Cristiano Ronaldo 13.06.2017

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