Real Madrid Convinced of CR7 Innocence In Tax Case
Real Madrid ‘absolutely convinced’ of Ronaldo innocence in tax fraud accusations
Real Madrid have expressed “full confidence” in Cristiano Ronaldo after their star forward was accused of tax fraud by the Spanish authorities.
On Tuesday, prosecutors in Madrid filed a complaint to a court in Pozuelo de Alarcon accusing Ronaldo of a “voluntary” and “conscious” breach of his tax obligations.
According to a letter sent to the court by the prosecutor’s office, the 32-year-old is alleged to have created a “business structure” in 2010 to conceal his earnings from image rights between 2011 and 2014. He is claimed to have defrauded the Public Treasury out of €14.7 million.
Madrid have now also offered their support to the four-time Ballon d’Or winner, believing him to be innocent of any wrongdoing.
A statement released on the club’s official website read: “Real Madrid C.F have full confidence in our player Cristiano Ronaldo, who we understand has acted in accordance with legality regarding the fulfilment of his fiscal obligations.”