Angel Di Maria settles Spanish Tax Fraud Case


Paris Saint Germain winger Angel di Maria has pleaded guilty to tax fraud allegations and agreed to pay a £1.76m fine to settle the case, Spanish authorities have confirmed.

The former Manchester United and Real Madrid player will plead guilty to two separate cases of tax fraud relating to image rights while playing at the bernabeu.

The 29-year-old is one of many players and managers to have their finances scrutinized in the past weeks, following law suits against ex team mate and manager, Cristiano Ronaldo and Jose Mourinho

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Di Maria is also facing two separate eight-month prison sentences attached to each charge, but under Spanish law, a first-time offender is not required to serve time in jail for sentence below two years.

Barcelona stars Lionel Messi and Neymar are currently awaiting court decisions concerning tax related, while defender Javier Masherano was sentenced to a year in jail back in 2016 for tax evasion, a sentence which has been suspended.

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