Published: Fri, June 23, 2017
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

Argentine agrees deal in Spain over tax fraud


He will plead guilty to two charges of fraud relating to image rights during his time at Real Madrid.

"Jose Mourinho has not received any type of communications related to this".

On Tuesday, Ronaldo was told to appear in court on July 31, while Mourinho was accused by a state prosecutor of defrauding Spain's Tax Office of 3.3 million euros ($3.7 million).

It was not immediately possible to reach Di Maria's representatives for a comment.

"To this date, neither the Spanish tax authorities, nor the public prosecutor have contacted Jose Mourinho or his advisers who were hired for the inspection process", the statement said.

Argentina global Di Maria is accused of failing to pay 1.3m euros to the Spanish tax authorities in 2012-2013 by giving up his image rights to companies based in tax havens, such as Panama.

Of course, it is not just Mendes' clients who have been caught up in these affairs.

The statement said that the Spanish government, through tax authorities, "issued a certificate in which it attested that he had regularized his position and was in compliance with all his tax obligations".

Spanish prosecutor says Ronaldo used a business structure to hide his image rights income.

Perez confirmed that he meant to speak to Ronaldo in a bid to defuse his anger over his fraud charges, but it seems there is a viable option open to him if he is determined to make a move this summer. It will now be up to a judge to decide whether to take the matter to court.

Argentina and Paris Saint-Germain star Angel di Maria has been handed a hefty fine and a prison sentence over a charge of tax fraud of €1.3 million.

The 29-year-old is the latest Argentinian player to come under scrutiny from the Spanish tax authorities.

Messi and his father were given 21-month sentences for three counts of tax fraud but did not go to prison, while Mascherano was given a one-year sentence for tax evasion.

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