Cristiano Ronaldo Receives $21.6M Fine For Tax Fraud: Report

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Juventus soccer celebrity Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly accepted a $21.6 million nice after pleading responsible in his Spanish tax fraud case on Tuesday, in accordance with a report by Tales Azzoni of the Associated Press.

Ronaldo reached a cope with Spanish tax authorities to “serve” a two-year jail sentence and pay the nice in a tax evasion case that dates again to his enjoying days with Real Madrid. That mentioned, Ronaldo will not truly serve any jail time as a result of Spanish legislation states sentence of underneath two years for a primary offense could be served on probation. 

The 33-year previous icon allegedly did not pay taxes on his picture rights between 2011 and 2014, though he has denied these allegations. 

Per highest paid athletes, Cristiano earned $108 million between his wage and endorsements from June 2017 to June 2018, making him the third highest paid athlete solely trailing Argentina’s Lionel Messi ($111 million) and retired boxing champ, Floyd Mayweather ($285 million).

Messi obtained a 21-month jail sentence in 2017 on related fees, however was capable of change the penalty for a nice underneath Spanish legislation.