Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Manchester United manager José Mourinho accused of tax fraud in Spain

Spanish prosecutors have filed a claim against the Manchester United manager José Mourinho, accusing him of defrauding the tax authorities of €3.3 million (£2.9m) while he managed Real Madrid. In a statement released on Tuesday, a prosecutor in Madrid said the Portuguese manager had committed two counts of tax fraud in 2011 and 2012, saying that “corporate structures were used by the accused in order to conceal revenues generated from his image rights”. Mourinho failed to declare that income when he submitted his tax returns in the relevant years “with the intention of deriving unlawful benefit”, the prosecutor alleges. Mourinho has yet to comment on the claims. A judge will decide whether the matter will go to court.

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