Cristiano Ronaldo will accept four counts of tax fraud stemming from his time at Real Madrid and has been called to appear at a court in the Spanish capital on January 14th, according to local reports.
Reports suggest that his legal team have reached an agreement over a fine and two-year prison sentence, to be served under probation, which is the norm for such cases in Spain.
While Cristiano Ronaldo might be enjoying life in Italy, his past has come back to haunt him.
— FOX Sports Asia (@FOXSportsAsia) December 14, 2018
The 33-year-old has already paid off the treasury fine of an estimated $19 million – including a bulk payment of $13.4 million in August, according to reports.
He was also handed a two-year suspended prison sentence, which he will not be required to serve under Spanish law.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner is said to have applied to appear via videolink.
Ronaldo is currently also dealing with a rape case stemming from an incident in Las Vegas back in 2009.
Cristiano Ronaldo 'Firmly' Denies Rape Allegations https://t.co/xJWCtpXOoT
— SportsGossip.com (@sportsgossip) October 4, 2018
What a year for the soccer star.