MADRID - With a guilty plea and a huge fine, Cristiano Ronaldo finally put an end to his tax ordeal in Spain.Nearly four years after an investigation was opened, Ronaldo appeared at a court in Madrid on Tuesday to plead guilty to ...
Jan 23, 2019
BARCELONA, Spain - Spain's Tax Office has accepted a deal with Cristiano Ronaldo to plead guilty to tax fraud and pay a fine of close to 19 million euros ($22 million) in exchange for a reduced prison sentence that will likely ...
Jul 27, 2018
BARCELONA, Spain - Spain's tax authority says that customs agents have boarded and carried out an inspection of a yacht rented by Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo.In an email response to questions by The Associated Press, the authority said on Wednesday ...
Jul 13, 2017
BARCELONA, Spain - Cristiano Ronaldo has been summoned to appear before a Spanish judge, and Jose Mourinho could be next.Ronaldo and Mourinho are the latest members of the soccer elite to be accused of tax fraud in Spain. Lionel Messi and Javier ...
Jun 21, 2017
KAZAN, Russia - Cristiano Ronaldo is in the spotlight again, but this time not for his skills as a player.Ronaldo was making the headlines on Friday, two days before Portugal's Confederations Cup debut in Russia, because of a report that ...
Jun 17, 2017
MADRID - A Spanish state prosecutor has charged Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo with defrauding Spain's tax office of €14.7 million ($16.5 million) in unpaid taxes.In a statement released Tuesday, Madrid's regional state prosecutor accused Ronaldo ...
Jun 13, 2017
BARCELONA, Spain - A Barcelona court has given Lionel Messi and his father suspended sentences of 21 months in prison for tax fraud.The court found both the Barcelona star and his father, Jorge Horacio Messi, guilty of three counts of tax fraud. ...
Jul 6, 2016
ARGENTINA begins Copa America against the team that defeated it in the tournament final last year, facing a 23-year title drought and institutional chaos back home.Yet its most pressing concern is the physical and mental condition of Argentine captain Lionel ...
Jun 6, 2016
MADRID - Lionel Messi will stand trial in Spain on three counts of tax fraud and could be sentenced to nearly two years in prison if found guilty.A Spanish judge on Thursday (Friday, Manila time) rejected a request to clear the Barcelona ...
Oct 9, 2015
MADRID - A Spanish prosecutor filed a fraud complaint Wednesday against Lionel Messi, alleging the Barcelona and Argentina star owes US$5.3 million in back taxes.The complaint names Messi and his father, Jorge Horacio Messi. Both are accused of defrauding millions ...
Jun 13, 2013
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