Cristiano Ronaldo to appear before judge in tax fraud investigation

A state prosecutor last month accused Ronaldo of four counts of tax fraud from 2011-14 worth 14.7 million euros ($16.5 million).
Cristiano Ronaldo Source: GETTY IMAGES
Edited by: India TV Sports Desk Madrid (Spain) July 31, 2017 14:51 IST

Four time Ballon D'or winner and FIFA Player of the year Cristiano Ronaldo is scheduled to appear before a Spanish judge as part of an investigation to determine whether the Portugal forward committed a tax fraud.

Ronaldo has been summoned to appear in a court on the outskirts of Madrid at 11:30 a.m. local time (9:30 GMT) on Monday. The session with the investigating judge will be closed to the public.

The judge will take Ronaldo's testimony as part of an investigation to determine if there are grounds to charge him.

A state prosecutor last month accused Ronaldo of four counts of tax fraud from 2011-14 worth 14.7 million euros ($16.5 million).

The prosecutor accuses Ronaldo of having used shell companies outside Spain to hide income made from image rights. The accusation does not involve his salary from Real Madrid.

Ronaldo was highly disappointed in the way Real Madrid treated this matter and was highly speculated to leave the club in the on going transfer window. The Portuguese was rumoured to join his former club at Old Trafford, Manchester United. 

(With AP Inputs).

 
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