The Tax Agency has already submitted to the office of the Prosecutor of Madrid, the record of the inspection to the Portuguese footballer of Real Madrid Cristiano Ronaldo corresponding to the years 2011 to 2014 in the belief that the player committed tax offence by not taxed on a substantial portion of its gross income from the marketing of his image rights. The documentation began to be discussed yesterday at the premises of the office of the Prosecutor of economic Crimes of Madrid.
Now it is up to this latest study from the information supplied by the inspectors and decide if they also appreciate the possible existence of tax crimes and, therefore, must submit the corresponding complaint in the courts. The case will remain in the hands of the prosecutor, which already handles other similar. Consider that there is sufficient evidence of tax fraud, prosecutors must file a criminal complaint against Ronaldo before June 30 to avoid prescribing the offence corresponding to the 2011. If the Attorney assumes the criterion of the Tax Agency, Ronaldo will end up like so many other players – among them barca Leo Messi – judged and potentially found guilty of an offence against the Public Treasury.
2 years of investigation
The inspection Ronaldo kicked off in December of 2015, before publishing the information of Football Leaks, with documentation on the different agents and football players, and networks of companies in tax havens used to hide income to the farms from different countries. At that time, sources close to the Treasury said that their investigations had detected more evidence that is collected in the leaked documents.
In the case of Ronaldo, at the start time of the performance of the inspection had already prescribed the years 2009 and 2010, the first two in which the Portuguese played in the Real Madrid of Florentino Perez. Will Cristiano go to prison? You never know…