The Spanish prosecutor’s office in Madrid on Tuesday have filed a lawsuit against Real Madrid star, Cristiano Ronaldo.
Ronaldo is being accused of defrauding the Spanish authorities of a whooping €14.7million in taxes between 2011 and 2014.
The prosecutor’s office in a statement said that Ronaldo had knowingly used a “business structure” created in 2010 to hide his income in Spain from his image rights.
The lawsuit is based on a report sent to the prosecutor’s office from Spain’s tax agency AEAT.
This is coming shortly after the Barcelona forward Lionel Messi and his father, Jorge, were sentenced to 21 months in prison for tax fraud of €4m (£3.5m) owed.