Ronaldo expected in Madrid as part of his tax evasion action

Cristiano Ronaldo, under the jersey of Juventus, on January 12, 2019. - Luca Bruno / AP / SIPA

Cristiano Ronaldo will have to appear on Tuesday in the court of Madrid, which will convict him for tax evasion to a fine of 18.8 million euros, said a spokesman for the institution on Friday. "The appearance of videoconference (him) was rejected, it must appear," said Tuesday before the hearing in northern Madrid, said the spokesman for the court.

The Portuguese footballer will face a fine of 18.8 million euros and a two-year prison sentence, which he will not have to relinquish. In Spain, sentences of up to two years in prison are generally not imposed on persons without criminal records.

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This conviction is the result of an agreement between the player's lawyers and the Spanish tax authorities. Otherwise, Ronaldo would have been able to pay much more, € 28 million, and a three and a half year prison sentence that, according to union membership, he should have served Experts from the Ministry of Finance, Gestha. The agreement closed the case against the 33-year-old star for concealing from the tax authorities the income he had earned in Spain from Real Madrid.

The five-fold gold ball, which was transferred to Juventus Turin in the summer of 2018, was accused of having installed foreign companies - in the British Virgin Islands and in Ireland, where the tax rates are very high. low - to avoid taxes in Spain. The legal issues have not yet been resolved for Ronaldo after a lawsuit was filed in the United States in October against charges of a former US model claiming to have been raped by the football player in Las Vegas in 2009. The player has "decisively" rejected these allegations.