Tax Fraud: Real Madrid Defender, Marcelo Receives Four-Month Prison Term

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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.

 

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