Mourinho accused of $5 million tax fraud

Ross Houston
June 22, 2017

The prosecutor also alleged that the player falsely reported income as coming from real estate, which it said had greatly reduced his tax rate.

"The Economic Crimes Section of the Madrid Prosecutor's Office has filed a complaint in the courts of Pozuelo de Alarcón against José Mourinho in which he is accused of committing two crimes against Public Treasury during the years 2011 and 2012 for a total amount of 3,304,670 euros".

"Jose Mourinho has not received any notification with regards to the news published today".

Media consortium European Investigative Collaborations (EIC) has claimed that no less than 185 million euros worth of income has escaped the attentions of tax authorities using shell companies and offshore accounts.


The Portuguese superstar has launched a staunch defence and claimed he is ready to quit the club as a result but will testify in a case.

Ronaldo denies the accusations and is threatening to leave Spain.

The former Chelsea and Inter Milan boss joined Manchester United in 2016 and won three trophies in his first season.

The football world in Spain has been rocked by charges of tax evasion or corruption pressed against some of its other leading stars.


In Spain, sentences less than two years are normally suspended unless the individual has a prior conviction.

Angel Di Maria has been fined €2million and handed a one-year prison sentence, which he will not be required to serve, after admitting two counts of tax fraud in a plea agreement with Spanish prosecutors.

Spanish prosecutor says Ronaldo used a business structure to hide his image rights income.


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