Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Jose Mourinho also accused of tax fraud during his time at Madrid as Cristiano Ronaldo to appear in court

Manchester United manager, José Mourinho, has been accused of tax fraud by Spanish prosecutors.

This comes after Real Madrid star player, Cristiano Ronaldo was also accused of tax fraud.

The Portuguese manager is accused of defrauding Spain of €3.3m (£2.9m; $3.6m) in taxes between 2011 and 2012, BBC reports.

A prosecutor says he did not declare income from the use of his image rights in order to get an “illicit benefit”, during his time as the Real Madrid boss.

Mourinho, is accused of two counts of tax fraud – €1.6m in 2011 and €1.7m in 2012. 

The Madrid prosecutor says the case was presented to a local court.

Meanwhile, Cristiano Ronaldo tax fraud case had been scheduled to hold in Spain on July 31.

The Real Madrid star has been accused of evading 14.7 million euro ($16.5m) in tax.

The 32-year-old is facing four charges of fraud through offshore companies between 2011 and 2014.

He has however denied the charges.

The Portuguese has also made a decision to leave Spain due to being ‘treated like a criminal’ by the authorities.

He has also reportedly instructed his agent Jorge Mendes to pull out all the stops to broker a move back to Old Trafford.

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