Cristiano Ronaldo Ronaldo fined €3.2m, but set to escape prison

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Further reports indicate the deal involved Ronaldo avoiding jail if he pleaded guilty to the tax fraud charges.

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.

Ronaldo had been handed a fine on Thursday of nearly €19 million and a two-year jail sentence for evading €5.7 million in tax during his Real Madrid career.

The fact that he is a first time offender also played in his favor in avoiding setting foot in prison.

The prosecutor accused the Portugal forward of having used shell companies outside Spain to hide income made from image rights.

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The amounts allegedly defrauded were 1.39 million euros ($1.62 million) in 2011, 1.66m euros ($1.93 million) in 2012, 3.2m euros ($3.72 million) in 2013 and 8.5m euros ($9.90 million) in 2014.

The Spanish taxman also found he did not declare 28.4 million euros (RM134.2 million) in image rights agreed for 2015-2020, leaving 14.7 million euros (RM69.5 million) unpaid.

Ronaldo will be required to pay the £2.8m fine plus the £5.1m in back taxes, as well as around £890,000 in accrued interest and £220-per-day for the 48 months covering the prison sentence.

Ronaldo's La Liga rival, Barcelona's Argentinian star Lionel Messi, paid a two-million-euro (RM9.5 million) fine in 2016 in his own tax wrangle and received a 21-month jail term.

Similar offences have occurred among footballers, with Barcelona's Lionel Messi handed a 21-month suspended prison sentence and James Rodriguez now negotiating a deal with Hacienda for offences dating back to 2014.

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