Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo, Juventus Italy soccer player, confirmed on Tuesday at the trial Agreement in accordance with the Madrid Prosecutor's Office, which has sentenced to 23 months in prison – which he would not obey – and a fine of 18.8 million euros (USD 21.3 million) to avoid paying 5.7 million to the Ministry of Finance.
Legal sources reported that the Portuguese were advancing acknowledge the facts before the court Part 17 of the Provincial Court of Madrid in the trial which lasted only a few minutes, because it was only a formality after an agreement was reached between the defense of the player and the Prosecutor's Office.
In spain, Sentences of up to two years do not imply a prison sentence for those who have no background.
In this way, Ronaldo received a sentence as the author of four tax crimes between 2010 and 2014 – when he was a Real Madrid player – in which he cheated 5.7 million euros to the Ministry of Finance.
So, the case of Ronaldo joins other players such as Luka Modric, Marcelo, Radamel Falcao, Angel Di Maria or Javier Mascherano, who have also committed crimes against the General Treasury and have reached an agreement with the General Prosecutor's Office. face to reduce the possibility of punishment.
International players he could not avoid the camera of a hundred journalists installed on the stairs at the entrance of the court. Ronaldo had asked to enter the court by car, but the court refused. According to the court, although "very well-known", it was not proven that he would "endanger security" in his access to the court on foot.
Prosecutors accuse the five-time Golden Ball winner of using a network of companies in foreign jurisdictions with loose taxes – such as the British Virgin Islands or Ireland – to avoid payments in Spain taxes that match your drawing rights between 2011 and 2014.
Lawyer Ronaldo responded by arguing for differences in interpretation of the portion of taxable income in Spain. In any case, an agreement between the Ministry of Finance and Portuguese lawyers prevented it a process that will be very expensive in terms of images and that might give him a higher sentence.
(With information from EFE and AFP)