The Portuguese international avoided a potential 23-month prison term by agreeing to settle the alleged tax fraud. However, Cristiano Ronaldo fined $21.6 million (€18.8 million) for his tax evasion case in a Spanish court this Tuesday. According to the inside report, the prosecutor condemned the football star to dodge the taxes from 2010 to 2014 during his time at Real Madrid.
It seems a tough year for Cristiano Ronaldo because it is not the first time in 2019 that he faced an allegation. Previously, Jasmine Lennard called him a ‘psychopath’ in a twitter rants. And then, Las Vegas police asked for his DNA sample to investigate further the rape allegations made by Kathryn Mayorga.
Cristiano Ronaldo enjoying the Supercoppa Italiana victory
Mayorga, a school teacher of the United States, previously filed a lawsuit against Cristiano Ronaldo condemning him for sexual assault during his US tour way back in 2009. And then, Jasmine Lennard showed her support while asking Mayorga and her lawyer to reach her. However, Cristiano Ronaldo denied both the accusations and his legal team stated they will take appropriate action.
All the allegations started coming in after his $108-million transfer from Real Madrid to Italian Serie A side Juventus before the beginning of the 2018-19 football season. The Portuguese star is now earning nearly $60 million in salaries. Besides, he has nearly $47 million endorsement income as he is now associated with brands like Nike, Herbalife, and EA Sports.
Cristiano Ronaldo fined in the Spanish court
BBC already published a detailed report on the recent tax-evasion cases in the football world. They stated “The recent crackdown on high-profile footballers follows the removal of a tax exemption in 2010,” and then added, “Known as the ‘Beckham law,’ it had allowed footballers to curb their taxes.”
They also published a detailed report of Cristiano Ronaldo’s case and stated “Under Spanish law, a first offender can serve anything less than a two-year sentence under probation and Ronaldo will not have to go to prison,” and added “His court appearance lasted about 15 minutes as [he] only needed to sign off on the previously settled agreement.”