Cristiano Ronaldo has been accused of Fiscal fraud and if found guilty could get a 21-month suspended jail sentence
According to a recent statement from the Madrid court’s prosecutor’s office,
”Ronaldo, a four-time Ballon d’Or winner, had used a business structure created in 2010 to hide the revenue generated by his image rights from the Spanish treasury, a voluntary and conscious breach.”
Gestifute, the multi-million dollars sports agency representing Cristiano Ronaldo, owned by Jorge Mendes, is yet to comment on the matter.
If Ronaldo is found guilty, he could be sentenced to prison (although suspended) like Lionel Messi, was last month fined $2.3m for defrauding the Spanish tax authorities and also received a 21-month suspended jail sentence.
Sources consulted have confirmed that the Portuguese would only be forced to serve time if the sentence were to be greater than 24 months and, although this case is in theory more serious than Messi’s case which was similar, the same jurisprudence would likely be followed and applied.