/Soccer player Alonsos tax fraud trial in Spain suspended – court magistrate

Soccer player Alonsos tax fraud trial in Spain suspended – court magistrate


Spain’s soccer player Xabi Alonso arrives to appear in court on a trial for tax fraud in Madrid, Spain, January 22, 2019. REUTERS/Susana Vera

MADRID (Reuters) – A Spanish court has suspended a tax fraud trial against retired soccer player Xabi Alonso, a court magistrate said on Tuesday.

Prosecutors were seeking a five-year sentence and a 4 million euro ($4.5 million) fine for the former Real Madrid player who appeared in court personally.

($1 = 0.8801 euros)

Reporting by Isla Binnie; Writing by Paul Day

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