José Mourinho Accused Of €3.3m Tax Fraud

Manchester United boss José
Mourinho has been accused of
tax fraud by Spanish prosecutors
investigating his time as Real
Madrid’s head coach.

It is understood that the Mou
is accused of defrauding
Spain of €3.3m (£2.9m; $3.6m)
in taxes between 2011 and 2012.

Although, Mourinho is yet to
comment on the allegation,
a prosecutor claimed he
did not declare income from
the use of his image rights in
order to get an “illicit benefit”.

In a statement released on
Tuesday, a prosecutor in Madrid
said the Portuguese
manager had committed two
counts of tax fraud in 2011 and
2012, saying that
“corporate structures were
used by the accused in order to
conceal revenues generated from
his image rights”.

Mourinho failed to declare that
income when he submitted his
tax returns in the relevant years
“with the intention of deriving
unlawful benefit”, the prosecutor
alleges.

It was gathered that a judge will
decide whether the matter will
go to court.
Another big name in football
accused of the tax fraud is Real
Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo,
who played under Mr Mourinho
and shares the same agent.
The player is accused of defrauding
tax authorities of €14.7m, by also
hiding his income from image rights.

Madrid’s regional state prosecutor
has alleged the Portugal player
“intentionally” did not declare
income of €28.4m related to image
rights, and declared €11.5m of
earnings from 2011-14 when his
real income was almost €43m.

The prosecutor also alleged that
the player falsely reported income
as coming from real estate, which
it said had greatly reduced his
tax rate.
Ronaldo denies the accusations
and is threatening to leave Spain.

The Portuguese international is
set to give evidence in his case
on 31 July.

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