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22 Jan 2019

Cristiano Ronaldo receives 23 months' imprisonment in tax violation case

Ronaldo's jail sentence declared in Spanish court

Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has been sentenced to 23 months in prison by a Spanish court in his tax violation case.

However, football fans can rejoice that Ronaldo will not have to spend time in jail, because in Spain, a sentence below two years does not mandate imprisonment.

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Ronaldo's jail sentence declared in Spanish court
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What were the exact charges against CR7?

Ronaldo was charged with evading taxes involving image rights.

The evasion had reportedly happened between 2010 and 2014, when Ronaldo was playing for Real Madrid.

It has been alleged that money was shifted to companies offshore to avoid paying taxes.

On the other hand, Ronaldo's lawyers have said that it was because of a misunderstanding of Spanish tax laws, and was not done deliberately.

How much fine will Ronaldo have to pay?

While Ronaldo has been charged with 23 months in prison, he will be avoiding any jail time. Instead, the Portuguese superstar will be paying €18.8 million in fines.

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Other footballers like Messi and Neymar have faced similar charges

Other footballers, like Leo Messi and Neymar Jr., had also faced similar charges earlier.

Messi also had to pay millions as "corrective payment" after he, too, was found guilty.

Moreover, Real Madrid's Marcelo had faced a four months' sentence for tax evasion and Xabi Alonso had also appeared in the Spanish courts on the same day as Ronaldo, charged with a similar offense.

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Will Ronaldo go to jail?

How much fine will Ronaldo have to pay?

Did Messi face a tax evasion case as well?

With whom did this image rights law start?

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Will Ronaldo go to jail?

Asked on 22-01-2019 by Pari Sarin

Answered by NewsBytes

No he will not have to serve any jail time.

How much fine will Ronaldo have to pay?

Asked on 22-01-2019 by Shaurya Malhotra

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Ronaldo will have to pay €18.8 million as fine.

Did Messi face a tax evasion case as well?

Asked on 22-01-2019 by Angel Kapoor

Answered by NewsBytes

Yes, Messi was charged of a similar crime as Ronaldo.

With whom did this image rights law start?

Asked on 22-01-2019 by Ridhi Gavde

Answered by NewsBytes

The image rights law in Spain started with David Beckham.

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