Ron­aldo de­nies tax fraud in court

Muscat Daily - - PRESS RELEASES -

Real Madrid for­ward Cris­tiano Ron­aldo de­nied hid­ing mil­lions of dol­lars in in­come at a court hear­ing near the Span­ish cap­i­tal on Mon­day where he was charged with tax eva­sion.

"I have never hid­den any­thing, nor have I had the in­ten­tion of evad­ing taxes," Ron­aldo, 32, told the court, ac­cord­ing to a state­ment from the sports agency which rep­re­sents him, Ges­ti­fute.

"I al­ways vol­un­tar­ily file my tax re­turns be­cause I think we all must file a re­turn and pay taxes ac­cord­ing to our in­come. Those that know me, know what I ask my ad­vi­sors: that they have ev­ery­thing up to date and prop­erly paid, be­cause I don't want prob­lems." Ac­cused of hav­ing evaded US$17.3mn in tax, he en­tered and left the court in Pozuelo de Alar­con, a wealthy sub­urb of Madrid where he lives, via an un­der­ground garage to avoid the press.

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