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Mourinho fined for tax fraud in Spain in lieu of jail time

Former Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho has accepted a one-year prison sentence for defrauding the Spanish state of 3.3 million euros (2.8 million pounds), a Spanish court filing showed on Tuesday, although the Portuguese will not serve any jail time. The filing said the tax ministry and Mourinho’s defence team… Read More

Ronaldo agrees to pay €19 million fine over tax evasion

Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly accepted a €18.8m fine and 23-month jail term over tax evasion charges in Spain. The award-winning football player is alleged to have avoided paying tax between 2010 and 2014, in a case centred around image rights deals. Ronaldo is reported to have acknowledged incidents amounting to… Read More

Arrested Portuguese hacker is Football Leaks ‘whistleblower’ – lawyers

A Portuguese man arrested in Hungary on suspicion of extortion and secrecy violations hacked football bodies’ documents – which later appeared on the Football Leaks website – because he was “outraged” by criminality in the sport, his lawyers said. The man, named by his lawyers as 30-year-old Rui Pinto, was… Read More
26th November 2018
Portugal promised on Friday to help the government of Angola repatriate funds obtained through corruption and deposited in the Iberian country, as Luanda steps up its drive to clamp down on alleged fraud by the previous administration. Many rich Angolans live or own property in Portugal, its former colonial master,… Read More
30th July 2018
Cristiano Ronaldo will be fined 3.2 million euros ($3.7 million)and sentenced to 24 months in prison, a sentence he is unlikely to serve, after settling a tax evasion case with Spanish tax authorities, the prosecutor said on Friday. The 33-year-old is accused of evading 5.7 million euros in taxes. He… Read More
29th June 2018
A criminal network that set up a scheme to dodge paying tax in European countries and send the cash back to China instead has been dismantled by authorities, according to Europol. The Chinese gang is understood to have fraudulently imported goods to the EU from China and made EUR 40… Read More
13th October 2017
SKY NEWS A former Portuguese prime minister has been indicted on graft and money laundering charges as part of a vast corruption investigation. Jose Socrates has repeatedly denied wrongdoing and has dismissed charges contained in a more than 4,000-page indictment as politically motivated. Issued after a four-year inquiry, it accuses… Read More
31st July 2017
Cristiano Ronaldo is scheduled to appear before a Spanish judge as part of an investigation to determine whether the Portugal forward committed tax fraud. Ronaldo has been summoned to appear in a court on the outskirts of Madrid at 11:30 a.m. local time (9:30 GMT) on Monday. The session with… Read More
25th July 2017
Three lawyers and four people who used to work for the Portuguese flag-carrier TAP, one of them a board member, have been charged with accepting bribes, money laundering and forgery, the Portuguese police said. Read More
4th July 2017
Real Madrid’s Portuguese defender Fabio Coentrao, accused of evading nearly 1.3 million euros in income from the tax man, was questioned in court on Monday, a judicial source said. Coentrao appeared in court in Pozuelo de Alarcon, a wealthy suburb of the Spanish capital where many footballers live, said a spokesman… Read More
8th March 2017
The chairman of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee has decided to extend sanctions imposed on 6 players from Brazil, Portugal, Uzbekistan, Iran and Italy for anti-doping rule violations to have worldwide effect. Read More
17th February 2017
Portuguese state prosecutors are bringing corruption charges against Angola’s vice-president Manuel Vicente. The attorney-general’s office says that Mr Vicente paid $810,000 (£650,000) in bribes to shut down corruption investigations that he was facing. The alleged bribes were made to Portugal’s former public prosecutor Orlando Figueira, who also faces charges… Read More
23rd November 2016
Supported by Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) and the Joint Cybercrime Action Taskforce (J-CAT), as well as Eurojust and the European Banking Federation (EBF) the second coordinated European Money Mule Action (EMMA) culminated in the arrest of 178 individuals. Read More