The Tax Agency will maintain criminal proceedings in the case in which the Justice investigates Real Madrid footballer Cristiano Ronaldo for an alleged fraud of 14.7 million euros committed between 2011 and 2014 in relation to his image rights, according to sources next to the investigation.
The same sources have told Europa Press that a few months ago there was a “very unsatisfactory” meeting in which the Real Madrid striker offered “an insignificant amount” that would be around “four or five” million euros compared to the fifteen they claim him. The Tax Agency would have rejected its economic offer, as they have specified.
In no case, according to the same sources, would have offered a blank check to close his case as long as the criminal procedure is withdrawn , a circumstance that the Treasury has not foreseen.
According to El Mundo newspaper published today, Ronaldo would have offered a blank check to the Tax Agency to close his case if he withdraws the prison request that exists against him.
The Court of First Instance and Instruction No. 1 of Pozuelo de Alarcón investigates Ronaldo for an alleged offense against the Public Treasury , given the possible existence of a criminal offense planned and punishable under articles 305 and 305 bis of the Criminal Code.
The Prosecutor’s Office, in its complaint, underlines that the defendant has taken advantage of a corporate structure created in 2010 to hide from the treasury income generated in Spain for image rights something that involves a “voluntary” and “conscious” breach of its obligations prosecutors in Spain.