Mourinho accepts 12-month prison sentence for tax fraud but will not serve jail time

first_imgJose Mourinho has accepted a 12-month prison sentence and a fine of close to €2.2 million after admitting to tax fraud in Madrid – but will not serve time in jail.The 56-year-old was accused of evading paying in the region of €3.3m in taxes on image rights while he was head coach of Real Madrid. The Portuguese will not spend any time in prison as the sentence is for less than two years.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’’However, he struck a deal with Spanish prosecutors last year, which was ratified at a court on Tuesday.Mourinho was in charge of Madrid from 2010 until the end of the 2012-13 season. The offences were alleged to have been committed between 2011 and 2012. It was reported last September that he had agreed to accept a one-year prison sentence and fine in order to bring the legal proceedings to an end.Speaking to reporters outside court in Pozuelo de Alarcon in November 2017, he said: “I did not answer, I did not argue. I paid and signed with the state that I am in compliance and the case is closed.”A number of prominent figures in football, including former Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo, his ex-team-mate Marcelo and Barcelona forward Lionel Messi, have been punished for tax offences in the last two years.last_img read more

HUGE AUDIENCE EXPECTED TO WATCH DONEGAL SHARK DOCUMENTARY ON CANADIAN TV

first_imgA TV documentary about Donegal’s basking sharks is to be watched by millions of viewers across Canada today.The huge Basking Shark is usually found in Donegal waters in summer months.Discovery Channel Canada will feature a number of research initiatives undertaken by the Irish Basking Shark Study Group off Malin Head as one of its Shark Week news items.The programme which was filmed in 2013 and 2014 will air today at 7pm Canadian time as the lead feature for the magazine programme Daily Planet. It will be made available online afterwards for those who were not able to watch the program.Shark week is Discovery Channels flagship promotion and last year was the most watched event on the station and on American TV, outside of Sports events.Shark conservation and in particular shark finning is rapidly becoming the conservation battle of the new century.HUGE AUDIENCE EXPECTED TO WATCH DONEGAL SHARK DOCUMENTARY ON CANADIAN TV was last modified: August 12th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Basking SharksCanadaDiscovery Channeldonegallast_img read more