Mourinho Accepts 12-Month Prison Sentence for Tax Fraud

Jose Mourinho has accepted a 12-month prison sentence and a fine of close to €2.2 million after admitting to tax fraud in Madrid – but will not serve time in jail.

The 56-year-old was accused of evading paying in the region of €3.3m in taxes on image rights while he was head coach of Real Madrid (between 2011-12). The Portuguese will not spend any time in prison as the sentence is for less than two years. In 2016, Mourinho’s representatives Gestifute released a statement insisting he was “fully compliant with tax obligations” after allegations of tax evasion first came to light via the whistleblowing platform ‘Football Leaks’’ However, he struck a deal with Spanish prosecutors last year, which was ratified at a court today.

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