[sport] Marcelo slapped with four-month prison term and €750,000 fine in tax fraud case
Real national capital defender Marcelo has accepted a four-month suspended jail sentence and a €750,000 fine as a part of a deal to settle a Spanish tax fraud case, in line with publication El Mundo.
The 30-year-old is that the latest player to be charged with victimization offshore accounts to shelter financial gain from image rights, consistent with the report
Marcelo won’t pay time in jail but, with Spanish law stating that a sentence of beneath 2 years for a primary offence is served on probation.
The Brazilian becomes the most recent figure in Spanish soccer to suffer sanctions for defrauding the tax authority. Lionel Messi changed his 21-month jail sentence for a €250,000 fine, whereas Cristiano Ronaldo had to conform to a biennial suspended sentence and a €19 million (£16.9m/$22.15m) fine.
Jose Mourinho/Luka Modric/Javier Mascherano & Angel Di Maria have also cut deals with prosecutors.