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Ronaldo to face trial for tax fraud next month

Premiership football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo will be tried for tax fraud next month, according to a Spanish court.

The news comes after a state prosecutor accused him last year of four counts of tax fraud by using offshore shell companies outside of Spain in order to hide income from the authorities.

He is estimated to have evaded €14.7m worth of tax using this method.

The Juventus star is expected to plead guilty to the charge, which will net him a €19 million fine and a two-year suspended prison sentence.

Ronaldo will be sentenced on the 21st January at the Madrid Provincial Court.

According to the Daily Mirror, the Portugese forward will not be required to attend the hearing in person and is expected to be sentenced via video conferencing.

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