June 15, 2018 / 1:32 PM / 5 months ago

RPT-SOCCER-Ronaldo accepts 2 yrs in prison, 18.8 mln euro fine in tax case - El Mundo

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MADRID, June 15 (Reuters) - Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has reached a deal with the Spanish tax authorities to serve two years in prison and pay a 18.8 million euro ($21.8 million) fine in a tax evasion case, newspaper El Mundo reported on Friday.

Ronaldo is unlikely to serve any time in jail under the deal because Spanish law states that a sentence of under two years for a first offence can be served on probation.

The 33-year-old Portuguese footballer, who is accused of evading 14.7 million euros in taxes, has denied all the allegations through his agents. ($1 = 0.8622 euros) (Reporting by Paul Day; Editing by Sonya Dowsett)

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