Juventus Forward Cristiano Ronaldo To Plead Guilty To Tax Fraud

Cristiano Ronaldo To Plead Guilty To Tax Fraud

Cristiano Ronaldo will be making an unwanted trip back to Madrid on Tuesday and the Juventus forward is expected to plead guilty to tax fraud.

Ronaldo will be in the Spanish capital on tax charges related to his time at Real Madrid.

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The Portuguese player will appear before a judge and receive a suspended two-year sentence as part of a deal struck with Spain's state prosecutor and tax authorities last year.

In 2017, a state prosecutor accused Ronaldo of four counts of tax fraud from 2011-14 worth 14.7 million Euros.

After being questioned for nearly 90 minutes in a Madrid court at the time, the Juventus player told a judge he never tried to avoid taxes.

The accusations didn't involve his salary from Real Madrid, his club from 2009 until joining Italian champion Juventus last year.

Ronaldo's presence in court on Tuesday is not expected to last long.

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Separately, Ronaldo is facing a rape allegation in the United States.

This article was most recently revised and updated 4 years ago

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