Spanish state prosecutor accuses Jose Mourinho of tax fraud

Spanish state prosecutor accuses Jose Mourinho of tax fraud

A Spanish state prosecutor accused former Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho of tax fraud worth 3.3 million euros ($3.7 million) in unpaid taxes on Tuesday.

Paris Saint-Germain forward Angel Di Maria has been given a suspended one-year jail sentence and fined £1.76m for tax fraud in Spain.

A statement from the Attorney General's Office confirmed to Press Association Sport that the Madrid Prosecutor's Office had lodged the papers, relating to 2011 and 2012, with the municipal court.

Spain's prosecutor's office alleged back in November that Di Maria failed to declare €1.298m in earnings between 2012 and 2013, while on the books of Real Madrid, by ceding his image rights to an offshore company, Sunpex Corporation Inc, based in Panama.




The deal comes amid a lengthening list of cases of tax evasion by high-profile players such as Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo and Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho, whose charges date back to when he coached Real Madrid.

Reports had said Ronaldo was considering moves from Spain to England following the harassment by the Spanish tax authorities.

The 29-year-old made a deal with Spanish tax authorities to avoid a trial, with each of the two counts coming with a six-month sentence.

Ronaldo has denied any wrongdoing.

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