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Xabi Alonso tax case reopened by Spanish courts
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Xabi Alonso tax case reopened by Spanish courts

  Reports suggest that the Spanish courts have relaunched an investigation into an allegation of tax fraud involving former Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso The case brought against Xabi Alonso was shelved in January 2017 but after punishment was meted out on Javier Mascherano in a similar case, Diario AS have revealed that it has been reopened. READ: Guangzhou Evergrande in for Radja Nainggolan The charges of fraud brought against Alonso are alleged financial offences in the years between 2010 and 2012 when he sold his image rights to a company in Portugal for 5 million euros, which were deemed not to have any criminal liability. However, it was alleged that the monies were hidden from the Spanish state and a court case is now scheduled to be reopened against the for...
Ricardo Carvalho sentenced to 7 months in prison for tax fraud
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Ricardo Carvalho sentenced to 7 months in prison for tax fraud

  Ricardo Carvalho has received a seven month prison sentence over tax offences which were committed during his time at Real Madrid between 2011 and 2012. He played for Real Madrid for three seasons and didn't dispute the sentence which was handed to him by Madrid magistrate court. READ:¬†Iniesta signs lifetime contract with Barcelona The Spanish prosecution office had initially suggested that the sentence should be for a duration of 1 year alongside a fine of 300,000 euros, but the judiciary felt that this was not proportional to the offence in the course of the final hearing and thereby reduced the sentence to seven months with a fine of 142,822 euros. The sentence to Ricardo Carvalho was reduced as he fully acknowledged the circumstances, was compliant in the course of t...