Friday, 3 November 2017

Man Utd manager Jose Mourinho denies Spain tax fraud allegation

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has denied owing the Spanish state money in a tax case fraud.

Mourinho had been accused of owing close to €3.3m (£2.9m, $3.8m) in an undeclared image rights.
After a brief hearing Mr Mourinho said he had paid everything he had been asked for and the case was now closed. However a court official said the Portuguese manager remained under official investigation.
"I left Spain in 2013 with the information and the conviction that my tax situation was perfectly legal," Mr Mourinho said after Friday's hearing.
"A couple of years later I was informed that an investigation had been opened and I was told that in order to regularise my situation I had to pay X amount of money.
"I did not answer, I did not argue. I paid and signed with the state that I am in compliance and the case is closed."
Mr Mourinho's representatives, Gestifute Media, said earlier that he had paid more than €26m in tax at an average rate of more than 41% while living in Spain from June 2010 until May 2013.
Argentines Lionel Messi, Javier Mascherano and Ángel Di María have all been punished for tax evasion while a case against Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo continues. He denies wrongdoing.

Source: BBC

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