Jose Mourinho receives prison sentence for defrauding the Spanish state

06 February, 2019, 11:28 | Author: Isabel Grant
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Portuguese soccer coach José Mourinho has accepted a one-year prison sentence and a €2-million fine for defrauding the Spanish Tax Agency in 2011 and 2012.

A Spanish court filing revealed the sentence today, although Mourinho will not serve prison time as under Spanish law jail terms of less than two years can be served under probation.

Spanish prosecutors have accused Mourinho, who coached Real Madrid between 2010 and 2013, of failing to declare income of 1.6 million euros (1.82 million USA dollars) in 2011 and 1.7 million euros (1.94 million US dollars) in 2012.

The former Chelsea and Inter Milan boss has been commanded to pay a fine of more than €3 million.

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Mourinho has been out of work since he was sacked by United in December after two-and-a-half years at the helm. The Portugal forward received a two-year suspended sentence and was ordered to pay almost 19 million euros (US$21.7 million) to Spanish authorities.

In 2016, Mourinho's representatives Gestifute released a statement insisting he was "fully compliant with tax obligations" after allegations of tax evasion first came to light via the whistleblowing platform "Football Leaks".

Prosecutors said he had created offshore companies to manage his image rights and hide the earnings from tax officials.

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