Cristiano Ronaldo to Pay $21 Million for Tax Fraud
Cristiano Ronaldo to Pay
$21 Million for Tax Fraud Ronaldo's court date on Tuesday only lasted about
The soccer superstar
will avoid serving a
23-month prison sentence.
The Juventus forward settled
his case by paying a fine of
roughly $21.4 million First-time offenders in Spain can have their sentences suspended for two years or less.
Ronaldo played for Real Madrid from 2009 to 2018 and was accused of using shell companies outside Spain to hide income.
He allegedly "obtained significant income" from image rights between 2011 and 2014.
According to 'Forbes,'
Ronaldo earns roughly
$93 million a year.
He is also facing a rape allegation in the U.S., stemming from an incident in Las Vegas in 2009.