BSP-27 Mourinho to admit tax evasion in Spain: report

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Mourinho to admit tax evasion in Spain: report

MADRID, Sept 4, 2018 (BSS/AFP) – Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho
is set to admit to a Spanish court investigating him that he evaded 3.3
million euros ($3.8 million) in tax while coaching Real Madrid, Spanish daily
El Mundo reported Tuesday.

The 55-year-old Portuguese is accused of committing tax fraud in 2011 and
2012, prosecutors said last year.

He has reportedly accepted to pay a fine corresponding to 60 percent of the
amount he allegedly hid from the taxman and to a one-year prison sentence
that should be commuted into another fine, the newspaper said.

That should come to a total of more than five million euros, it added.

The deal reached with prosecutors and the Spanish taxman has not yet been
submitted to the court investigating the case, according to El Mundo.

Mourinho is the latest in a long list of football players and other
personalities in the industry to be accused of tax fraud in Spain on income
related to image rights in the past few years.

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