Jose Mourinho ‘accepts one-year prison sentence’ for tax evasion

Jose Mourinho has accepted a one-year suspended prison sentence and €2m fine for two tax crimes whilst living in Spain, say reports.

In May, Mourinho pleaded guilty to committing two crimes with regards to evading tax on his image rights against Hacienda in 2011 and 2012, which amounted to €3.3m.

The crimes stem from the Portuguese’s tenure at Madrid and he has been handed a 12-month prison sentence, which fall below the threshold for serving prison time in Spain.

First-time offenders in Spain who are handed a sentence of under two years do not serve time behind bars, such as Barcelona star Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, formerly of Real Madrid.

Mourinho has repaid the monies owed alongside the fine attached to the crime, as reported by Cadena Cope and El Pais.

The 55-year-old is the latest in a long line of Blancos employees past and present to come under fire for their tax affairs after the likes for Marcelo, Fabio Coentrao, Xabi Alonso and Ronaldo.

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