Ronaldo accepts deal in tax fraud case in Spain with fine, suspended sentence
Portugal’s soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo leaves after appearing in court on a trial for tax fraud in Madrid, Spain, January 22, 2019. REUTERS/Sergio Perez
MADRID (Reuters) – Portuguese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo accepted a fine and suspended jail term for tax fraud in Spain on Tuesday, signing a deal to settle a case which will cost him a total of 18.8 million euros ($21.4 million).
The 33-year-old Juventus forward is unlikely to serve any time in jail as the sentence was expected to be within a two-year threshold that can be served on probation as a first offence under Spanish law.
($1 = 0.8803 euros)
Reporting by Isla Binnie; Writing by Paul Day; Editing by Andres Gonzalez
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