Angel Di Maria Sentenced To Prison for Tax Evasion
Paris Saint-Germain star Angel Di Maria has admitted to two counts of fraud during his time with Real Madrid, which holds six-month prison sentences each.
According to Mirror UK, the Argentine is said to have defrauded the Spanish government of £1.14million during his four-year spell at the Bernabeu before leaving to join Manchester United for a Premier League record fee in 2010.
Former Manchester United winger Angel Di Maria has been sentenced to a year in prison after admitting to tax fraud.
El Confidencial reports Di Maria has been accused of two offences from his time with Real Madrid.
He is said to have defrauded the Spanish government out of £1.14million during his four-year spell at the Bernabeu.
Di Maria left Real in 2014 to join Manchester United for a Premier League record fee.
He has reportedly admitted to both counts of fraud and will pay a fine of £1.76million – avoiding a trial at the Spanish Supreme Court.
Despite being handed the prison sentence, he is highly unlikely to spend any time behind bars if he pays a fine of £1.76million.
According to Spanish law, sentences of under two years are suspended in Spain providing the convicted has no previous criminal record.
A number of football stars have been accused of fraud in recent months, including Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi who was given a 21-month prison sentence in 2016.
Cristiano Ronaldo was also accused last week while yesterday, Jose Mourinho became the latest to be accused. They have both denied the allegations.
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