The Real Madrid footballer Cristiano Ronaldo has accused by Spanish prosecutors of defrauding the authorities of millions of euros in tax. The prosecutor says, he has filed a lawsuit against the Portuguese player from his office in Madrid.
The world’s highest-paid sports star is accused of evading tax of 14.7m euros (£13m; $16m) from 2011 to 2014. He had previously said, he was not worried about tax investigations as he had nothing to hide.
The documents from prosecutors say the payments to Ronaldo in 2014, which covered his image rights for the previous 3 years back to 2011. And also for the next 5 years up to 2020, were made at the end of 2014, just days before the end of the Portuguese so-called Beckham law.
Last December, leaked documents suggested that Ronaldo had avoided tax on income, he denied the allegations. Whereas asked about that investigation- Ronaldo told the media from Radio Television Portuguesa (RTP)- Quien no debe no teme, which roughly translates as ‘He who has nothing to hide has no fear‘.