28 July, 2018
While the representatives of the five-time Ballon d'Or victor reiterated his innocence of the allegations, they have now accepted the hefty fine and the two-year prison sentence.
Ronaldo had already reached a tentative deal with the state prosecutor's office, but Spain's tax authorities had yet to sign off on the agreement.
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Procecutors allege the five-time Ballon d'Or victor hid income generated in Spain from his image rights from tax authorities.
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The former Real Madrid man pleaded guilty to tax evasion of €5.7m between 2011 and 2014 last month, following accusations from a Spanish state prosecutor past year.
The Spanish taxman also found he did not declare 28.4 million euros in image rights agreed for 2015-20, leaving 14.7 million owing.
The 33-year-old's situation is similar to Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi's two years ago when he was given a 21-month prison sentence for tax fraud.
The football star will be required to pay the £2.8 million (€3.2 million) fine plus the £5 million (€5.7 million) owed in taxes and £888,000 (€1 million) in accrued interest.