Jose Mourinho tax fraud settled in multi-million deal

Jose Mourinho tax fraud settled in multi-million deal

His representatives, Gestifute Media, have claimed that Mourinho paid more than €26 million (R397 million) in tax at an average of more than 41% per year. As part of the deal, he also has to pay a fine of almost 2 million euros (US$2.2 million).

Mourinho was convicted of evading payment of tax on image rights in 2011 and 2012 during his time at Real Madrid. He had already paid part of what he owed past year.

Mourinho, who was sacked by United in December, made the first puck drop of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) game between Avangard Omsk and SKA Petersburg, two of the league's best teams, at an arena in Balashikha.

Portuguese football legend Jose Mourinho, who made a surprise appearance at a hockey game between two KHL teams in Russian Federation, suffered an unfortunate mishap right after he symbolically dropped the puck on the ice.

As well as the one-year prison sentence, Mourinho has been fined €1.9million, 60% of the amount defrauded, as well as €121,764 in interest.

Mourinho is the latest high-profile personality to have reached a plea bargain deal with Spanish authorities. He said he left the country in 2013 with the "information and the conviction" that he was up to date with his tax obligations. This evasion cost the Tax Agency €1.6 million in 2011 and nearly €1.7 million in 2012.

A number of prominent figures in world soccer, including former Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo, his ex-teammate Marcelo and Barcelona forward Lionel Messi, have been punished for tax offenses in the last two years.

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