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Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo pleads guilty over tax fraud, fined £17m

Cristiano Ronaldo has accepted a £17m fine and a suspended 23-month jail sentence after pleading guilty to tax fraud in Spain.
Real Madrid's Croatian midfielder Luka Modric looks on during the UEFA Champions League group G football match between Real Madrid CF and AS Roma at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on September 19, 2018. - AFP PHOTO - GABRIEL BOUYS

Court confirms Luka Modric perjury charges dropped

Perjury charges against Real Madrid and Croatia midfielder Luka Modric have been dropped, a Croatian court has confirmed.
Luka Modric came on as a substitute in Real Madrid's loss to Atletico Madrid in the UEFA Super Cup.

Luka Modric admits tax fraud, to pay £54,000 in exchange for prison

Real Madrid star Luka Modric, the latest to be caught by the Spanish taxman, has admitted two counts of tax fraud and accepted an eight-month suspended prison sentence as part of a plea bargain deal with prosecutors.

Donald Trump’s ex-campaign chief guilty on eight counts

US President Donald Trump has been dealt a double blow after developments in two separate cases involving his former close associates.

Alpha Beta: I hope EFCC’ll have the nerve to unravel it – Bode George

George further said, “The chickens have come home to roost. How can someone be raping a state so mercilessly since 1999 and he is still doing it? His time is coming to an end.”

Donald Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort found guilty of fraud

Paul Manafort, Chairman of President Donald Trump’s campaign, was found guilty on Tuesday of eight of the 18 charges he faced in a case of bank and tax fraud.
Michael Cohen exiting the United States District Court of the Southern District of New York on May 30, 2018. Eduardo Munoz Alvarez-Getty Images

Michael Cohen: I committed crimes with Donald Trump

Michael Cohen, Donald Trump’s longtime lawyer and fixer, implicated his former boss as he pleaded guilty on Tuesday to eight counts, including violations of campaign finance rules during the 2016 presidential race.
(FILES): This file photo taken on June 21, 2017 shows former FBI Director Robert Mueller, special counsel on the Russian investigation, leaving following a meeting with members of the US Senate Judiciary Committee at the US Capitol in Washington, DC A Washington grand jury on Friday, October 27, 2017 approved the first charges in the probe led by independent prosecutor Robert Mueller, CNN reported, citing sources briefed on the matter. The approval of the charges -- details of which remain unclear -- would mark a major step forward in the sweeping investigation into potential links between US President Donald Trump's campaign and Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential vote. SAUL LOEB / AFP

Donald Trump says attorney-general should stop Robert Mueller probe ‘right now’

US President, Donald Trump, on Wednesday called on Attorney-General, Jeff Sessions, to end a federal investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and whether there was any cooperation by his campaign with Moscow.

Bayern Munich midfielder James Rodriguez to pay $13.6 million for evading taxes

Spain’s taxman wants Bayern Munich’s Colombian midfielder James Rodriguez to pay 11.65 million euros ($13.64m) for evading taxes when he played at Real Madrid, the El Mundo daily reported Thursday.

Spain King’s brother-in-law has five days to report to prison

A court has given Spain’s King’s brother-in-law five days to turn himself in after the Supreme Court ruled he must serve a five years and 10 month sentence for charges including tax fraud and embezzlement, several Spanish newspapers said on Wednesday.

Chemical weapons experts heading to UK in Russia spy case

Britain is to target wealth linked to the Kremlin in response to the poisoning of a former spy, foreign minister Boris Johnson said Sunday ahead of a visit by international chemical weapons experts.

Former Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso accused of tax evasion

Former Real Madrid and Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso has been accused of tax evasion and could face eight and a half years in prison, according to a judicial source.

Silvio Berlusconi: Italy’s eternal comeback king

Silvio Berlusconi, the billionaire media mogul who has dominated Italian politics for more than two decades, has stepped back into the ring at the age of 81, defying those who dared to believe he had thrown in the towel.

Donald Trump’s ex-aide paid Europeans to lobby for pro-Russia Ukraine: papers

Donald Trump's ex-campaign chief Paul Manafort secretly paid a group of former senior European politicians more than two million euros ($2.5 million) to lobby for Ukraine's then-leader backed by Russia, US prosecutors have claimed.

Alexis Sanchez accepts 16-month suspended sentence for tax fraud

Manchester United striker Alexis Sanchez has struck a deal with Spanish authorities to accept a 16-month suspended jail sentence for tax fraud in return for avoiding a trial.

Tax evasion: Real Madrid’s Luka Modric pays €1 million to Spanish authorities

Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric, accused of tax fraud, has paid Spanish fiscal authorities close to one million euros, a judicial source said Tuesday.

Russia retaliates after Canada imposes sanctions

Canada's move to impose sanctions on 30 Russian officials was "senseless and reprehensible" and has led to retaliatory measures, Russian officials said.

Jose Mourinho says he has done nothing wrong after appearing in Spanish court

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has again insisted he has done nothing wrong after appearing in court in Spain to answer charges of tax fraud stemming from his time as Real Madrid boss.

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