Angel Di Maria Sentenced To One Year in Prison, Fined £1.76m Due To Tax Fraud

Paris Saint-Germain star, Angel
Di Maria has been fined £1.76m
and handed a one year prison
sentence after he admitted two
separate counts of fraud which
each carry a six-month sentence.

Now playing for the Ligue 1 giants,
Paris Saint-Germain, the Argentine
was found guilty of defrauding
Spanish government of £1.14m tax payment during his time at Real
Madrid between 2010 and 2014.

However, sentences under two
years for those with no previous convictions are often suspended
in Spain and so he is unlikely to
serve time.

He admitted to two separate counts
of fraud, – each of which will carry
a six-month sentence – and will pay
60 percent fine on top of his arrears, coming to £1.76m.

The Argentinian is unlikely to
spend any time behind bars as sentences of under two-years are
usually suspended, providing the convicted has no criminal record.

Di Maria’s charges relate to the
player’s image rights with Los
Blancos in 2012 and 2013.
According to Madrid prosecutors,
the former Manchester United
star transferred his rights to an
Irish company owned by super-
agent Jorge Mendes, via another
holding in Panama.
Cristiano Ronaldo, Jose Mourinho,
Radamel Falcao, Ricardo Carvalho
and Fabio Coentrao have all been investigated for related offences.

Barcelona ace Javier Mascherano
also struck a similar deal to Di
Maria’s earlier this year.

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