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Mou accused of tax fraud

The newly re-elected Perez also rejected claims that Madrid has not done enough to defend Ronaldo against the tax evasion allegations.Spanish prosecutors have filed a lawsuit against the player accusing him of defrauding tax authorities of 14.7 million euros.Mourinho guided Real Madrid to the 2011-12 LaLiga title, returning to manage Chelsea after leaving the Bernabeu in June 2013 before taking over as Manchester United boss last summer.Spanish prosecutors have said that Mourinho, 54, did not declare income from image rights in order to get an “illicit benefit”.But a statement released by Mourinho’s representatives Gestifute Media said he had not been informed personally of the accusations.Spain newspaper El Confidencial has said that the Argentina winger will admit to two counts of tax fraud after an agreement was reached between the former Real Madrid midfielder’s lawyers and the public prosecutor on Wednesday.It is far-fetched to believe that Ronaldo will not be playing in a Madrid shirt next season especially having signed a new bumper deal not too long ago.In March, a day after being summoned to answer a judge’s questions regarding the fraud investigation, Di Maria paid 1.45 million euros ($1.6 million) to Spain’s Tax Office.Ronaldo has limited himself to saying that he has a “clear conscience” and is “always” innocent, but has not spoken publicly since it was reported that he wants to leave Real Madrid.It’s unlikely that the Argentinian will spend any time in jail though because under Spanish law, any sentence of under two-years is usually suspended, providing the person has no previous convictions.Last year, Barcelona forward Lionel Messi and his father, Jorge Horacio Messi, were found guilty on three counts of defrauding tax authorities of 4.1 million euros ($4.6 million) from income made from image rights.He denies the accusations and has said, according to reports in Portugal that he will “never play in Spain again”.