Skip to main content

Cristiano Ronaldo to appear in court next month over tax fraud

- Cristiano Ronaldo finally gets January 14 date to appear in court over tax fraud
- The 33-year-old was said to have defrauded the Spanish government to the tunes of €14.7 million during his reign at Real Madrid
- He already paid a part of the money before joining Italian League champions Juventus in August
Spanish court has reportedly instructed Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo to appear in court on Monday 14 January 2019.
The 33-year-old was accused of evading tax to the tunes of €14.7 million during his reign in the La Liga according to Spanish news outlet AS.
Ronaldo spent nine seasons at Real Madrid and won four Champions Leagues, two La Ligas and several other collective and individual awards.
The Portuguese international is expected to plead guilty to four count charge when he appears in court next month.
PAY ATTENTION: Become a member of the leading sports Facebook group 'Naija Football Fan Zone'
And will accept a two-year prison sentence but will not serve because he is a first offender under Spanish law.
The 33-year-old has already paid off the treasury fine of an estimated €19 million – including a bulk payment of €13.4 million in August, according to reports.
Meanwhile, since he completed his move from Real Madrid to Juve this summer, the Portugal international has scored 16 goals in all competitions for the Old Lady.
Since the superstar was accused of tax fraud by the Spanish authority, Ronaldo has been seeking an agreement with all the bodies concerned.


Popular posts from this blog

Lyon vs Barcelona: Lionel Messi and teammates get important draw in France

- Lyon vs Barcelona game in the Champions League round of 16 tie ended goalless on Tuesday night, February 19 - Goalkeeper Anthony Lopes of Lyon was superb for his club as he denied the likes of Lionel Messi and Dembele - Barcelona will have the chance in the second leg playing in front of their fans at the Camp Nou Lyon were on Tuesday night, February 19, forced to a goalless draw by visiting Spanish giants Barcelona in the first leg of their Champions League round of 16 encounter. The French club have never beaten the Catalan giants in their history, and Lyon players wanted to break this record, but Barcelona proved an hard nut for them to crack. Barcelona got the first chance of the game in the 5th minute when Gerard Pique sent a long ball to Dembele who was in a good position, but he failed to utilize the opportunity. Lionel Messi and Suarez also combined well three minutes later to beat Lyon defense, but goalkeeper Anthony Lopes was brilliant to deny them. Lyon's got their b…

Plateau governorship election is inconclusive - INEC

- Pateau state governorship election has been declared inconclusive - The commission said the total number of votes cancelled is more than the difference in the number of votes the two major candidates got - The total number of votes cancelled in the state is 49, 347, while the total margin between leading candidates is 44, 929 The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Monday, March 11, declared the governorship elections in Plateau state inconclusive. Professor Richard Kimbir, the Returning Officer for the election in the state announced this on Monday in Jos, after collating results from the 17 local government areas of the state, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. Kimbir, who is the Vice Chancellor of Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi, said the total number of votes cancelled is more than the difference in the number of votes the two major candidates got, “hence was constrained to declare the polls inconclusive”. The returning officer said Simon Lalon…

Ex-Nissan chief Ghosn seeks permission to attend board meeting on Tuesday - Yomiuri

TOKYO (Reuters) - Ousted Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn is seeking permission from the Tokyo District Court to attend the company's board meeting on Tuesday, Yomiuri newspaper reported on Monday. The Tokyo District Court is expected to decide whether it will give permission as soon as Monday, the report said. Renault SA, Nissan Motor Co and Mitsubishi Motors Corp plan to set up a joint board meeting structure to discuss issues related to their alliance in a step towards integration of operations, TV Tokyo reported on Sunday.