Cristiano Ronaldo prepares to spend some time in jail for this criminal offence..

Spain’s prosecutor’s office in Madrid have filed a tax fraud lawsuit against Cristiano Ronaldo accusing the attacker of defrauding the Spanish tax authorities out of €14.7m.

The Real Madrid man reportedly used a “business structure” created in 2010 to hide his income in Spain from his image rights.

In a statement from the prosecutor’s office Ronaldo did not pay taxes worth €14.7million

The lawsuit is based on a report sent to the prosecutor’s office from Spain’s tax agency AEAT, it said.

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Ronaldo used ‘the Beckham law’ – which allows foreign sportsperson to pay 24.75% income tax, rather than the 48% applied to Spanish nationals to evade his taxes.

Despite the law in income for imports, athletes must still, however, pay taxes on other income earned in Spain.

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In Cristiano’s case, the former Manchester United winger is accused of having diverted some €150m of advertising revenue.

Recall that Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi was sentenced to 22 months in prison for a €4.1m fraud, but avoided jail by paying a fine and agreeing to probation.

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