CRISTIANO RONALDO FACES POSSIBLE TAX FRAUD CHARGES.
Cristiano faces possible tax charges
The country’s tax office has passed a file to prosecutors, who will decide whether to press charges against the Portuguese Real Madrid striker.
Reports in Spain say Ronaldo, 32, is suspected of defrauding 15Euros (£13m) between 2011 and 2014.
In December, leaked documents suggested Ronaldo had avoided tax on income from image rights allegedly held in offshore accounts. He denied the claims.
Manchester United man
ager Jose Mourinho was also implicated in those claims – published after an international consortium of journalists obtained a trove of about 18 million documents. He also denied the claims.
On Wednesday, Spain’s Supreme Court confirmed a 21 – month jail handed down last year to Lionel Messi but the Barcelona and Argentina forward is unlikely to go to prison.
Messi and his father Jorge, who manages his finances, were both convicted in 2016 of defrauding Spain of 4.1m euros (£3.5m) in taxes.