Ex-Liverpool star Alonso acquitted of tax fraud
Former Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso has been acquitted of tax fraud, a Madrid court announced on Tuesday.
Shakira To Be Questioned Over Tax Fraud Allegations
Colombian superstar Shakira will be questioned by a court near Barcelona on June 12 for allegedly evading 14.5 million euros ($16.5 million) in taxes, a Spanish court said Tuesday. In a statement, the high court of Catalonia, where the singer lives with her partner, FC Barcelona footballer Gerard Pique, said she had been summoned to…
Cristiano Ronaldo Fined N7.6 Billion For Tax Fraud
Football star, Cristiano Ronaldo has been ordered to pay N7,633,500,000 ($21 million) fine as punishment in his tax fraud case. This should not be such a huge amount of money for the star who earns around N32,715,000,000 ($90 million) a year to cough out since it means he won't have to serve a 23-month prison…
Ronaldo refused special treatment for Madrid tax fraud hearing
Cristiano Ronaldo will have to enter a Madrid courthouse on foot on Tuesday after he was refused special treatment, officials at the court where he will appear for tax fraud said. According to a court document dated January 18 and unveiled on Monday, the 33-year-old Juventus forward and former Real Madrid player was denied special…
Ronaldo 'wants England return'
Cristiano Ronaldo told a Spanish court he "would like to return to England" due to his tax troubles in Spain, Spanish radio station Cadena Ser reported on Saturday.
Prosecutors not against replacing Messi jail term with fine
They said they were willing to give the 29-year-old a fine of 400 euros ($450) a day for the duration of the sentence -- an option that the defence of the Argentina international has also proposed.
'Football Leaks' prompts French tax fraud probe
French authorities have opened a preliminary inquiry into tax fraud and money laundering in the wake of the 'Football Leaks' revelations, the national financial prosecutor's office announced Tuesday.
Messi’s conviction, local sports stars and Nigeria’s tax laws
On July 6, 2016 Barcelona superstar, Lionel Messi, was given a 21-month jail sentence for tax evasion. Messi and his father, Jorge, who is also his representative, received the same sentence because they were found guilty of failing to pay tax...
Spanish government criticises Barca for supporting Messi tax fraud
Barcelona has drawn widespread criticism for its campaign to support Lionel Messi after a court found the Argentine forward and his father guilty of tax fraud.
Messi tells court, 'I was playing football, I knew nothing'
Argentina football star Lionel Messi said Thursday he trusted his father with his finances and "knew nothing" about how his wealth was managed as he took the stand at his tax fraud trial.