Tax Fraud: José Mourinho Avoids Jail Term, To Pay Fine of €182,500 (£160,160)
Jose Mourinho has accepted a one-year prison sentence for tax fraud in Spain – but has avoided jail after exchanging the sentence for a fine.
The 56-year-old was accused of evading paying in the region of €3.3m in taxes on image rights while he was head coach of Real Madrid.
Prosecutors said he created multiple business entities in the British Virgin Islands and elsewhere to manage his image rights.
The news caps a miserable 24 hours for Mourinho who took a tumble at an ice hockey game in Russia on Monday evening.
Speaking to reporters outside court in Pozuelo de Alarcon in November 2017, he said: “I did not answer, I did not argue. I paid and signed with the state that I am in compliance and the case is closed.”