Cristiano Ronaldo accepts 2 years in prison in tax case but unlikely to serve time

Cristiano Ronaldo is unlikely to serve any time in jail under the deal because Spanish law states that a sentence of under two years for a first offence can be served on probation.
Cristiano Ronaldo is currently in Russia for the FIFA World Cup 2018.(REUTERS)
Cristiano Ronaldo is currently in Russia for the FIFA World Cup 2018.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 15, 2018 07:15 PM IST
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Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has reached a deal with the Spanish tax authorities to serve two years in prison and pay a 18.8 million euro ($21.8 million) fine in a tax evasion case, newspaper El Mundo reported on Friday.

Ronaldo is unlikely to serve any time in jail under the deal because Spanish law states that a sentence of under two years for a first offence can be served on probation.

The 33-year-old Portuguese footballer, who is accused of evading 14.7 million euros in taxes, has denied all the allegations through his agents.

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