Tax Fraud: Real Madrid Defender, Marcelo Receives Four-Month Prison Term
Real Madrid star Marcelo Vieira has admitted to tax fraud and accepted a four-month suspended jail sentence.
The 30-year-old, however, will not spend time in prison with Spanish law stating that a sentence of under two years for a first offense can be served on probation.
Marcelo will be required to pay a €750,000 fine.
The former Fluminense player admitted to handing his affairs to a company that “lacks the human and material resources to carry out its functions”, and the authorities ruled that he had evaded taxes worth approximately €500,000.
Several other footballers have been accused of tax fraud in Spain, including Lionel Messi, Neymar and Cristiano Ronaldo.