Jose Mourinho accused of tax fraud in Spain

by June 20th, 2017

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is the latest high profile name who has been dragged before the court to answer to charges of tax fraud.

It comes after Spanish prosecutors filed a claim against the Portuguese on two counts of tax fraud in 2011 and 2012, when he managed Real Madrid.

Mourinho is accused of defrauding Spain of €3.3m (£2.9m; $3.6m) in taxes between 2011 and 2012. He has yet to comment on the claim.

A prosecutor said he did not declare income from the use of his image rights in order to get an “illicit benefit”.

Other big names in football have been accused of tax fraud in Spain recently.

Those include Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo, who has been summoned to testify on July 31 in a case in which he is accused of hiding income from tax authorities.

The Spanish prosecutor claims the Real Madrid forward had knowingly used a business structure to allegedly hide his image rights income in Spain between 2011 and 2014.

He denies the allegations.