Football : Mourinho prosecuted for tax evasion, Cristiano Ronaldo convened by the justice
coach Portuguese Jose Mourinho, the current technician of Manchester United past Real Madrid (2010-2013), is the subject of a complaint to the prosecutor’s office for alleged tax evasion of € 3.3 million, announced on Tuesday that the Spanish justice system. the ” The division of economic crimes of the prosecutor provincial of Madrid has presented a complaint before an investigating judge (…) against the former football coach of Real Madrid Jose Mario Mourinho dos Santos for two offences against the public Treasury “, has written to the ministry public in a press release.
According to the public prosecutor, the fraud would amount to € 1.6 million in 2011 and € 1.7 million in 2012, two years during which Mourinho was coach of Real. Mourinho, 54 years of age, which leads to Manchester United for a year, had been the subject of revelations in December 2016 in the scandal of the ” Football Leaks “, a wide-ranging survey dedicated to the fraud in football.
The complaint comes at a time when the Spanish justice seems to be launched in procedures on all fronts in the fight against tax evasion in the world of football. A similar complaint of the prosecutor’s office and referred to last week the attacker Portuguese Real, Cristiano Ronaldo, client as Mourinho’s powerful agent Jorge Mendes.
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The media consortium at the origin of these revelations had accused Mourinho of having ” hidden 12 million euros to the tax office, housed on a swiss account owned by a shell company registered in the british Virgin Islands “. It would have been the subject of a tax inspection in Spain, and suffered a recovery of 4.4 million euros, penalties included, according to the CIS.
Gestifute, the company of Jorge Mendes, had at the time denied any fraud on the part of Mourinho, and assured that the technician Portuguese, like Ronaldo, was in compliance with ” fully (its) obligations vis-à-vis the Spanish authorities and the british “. In three years on the bench at Real, Jose Mourinho has won a Liga (2012) and a Cup of the king (2011). He has won two champions League as a technician, first with Porto in 2004 and then with Inter Milan in 2010.
In the wake of this, the AFP revealed that, according to a justice source, Cristiano Ronaldo was summoned on 31 July by a Spanish court for a formal review.
The attacker Portuguese, 32-years-old, should be heard on the subject of the four offences alleged against the public Treasury Spanish. The prosecution suspects Ronaldo have used several abroad to hide from the tax office of the revenue generated by his image rights.