Mourhino accepts fine, jail sentence for tax fraud
Publish date: 07 February 2019
Issue Number: 646
Diary: Legalbrief Forensic
Former Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has accepted a one-year jail sentence in his tax fraud case with the Spanish state, and has been ordered to pay a €2m fine, says a report in The Independent. The 56-year-old, who reached an agreement with tax authorities after being accused of owing nearly €3.3m in undeclared image rights revenue while he was Real Madrid manager in 2011 and 2012, will not serve any time in prison as his sanction is suspended due to the sentence being under two years. A Spanish court filing showed that Mourinho had agreed the deal and that he will not serve jail time in exchange for a hefty fine, having been accused of failing to declare the image rights in his Spanish tax declarations ‘with the aim of obtaining illicit profits’.