Wednesday 26 June, 2019

Mourinho accepts guilty plea for tax fraud in Spain

Former Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho has received a one-year suspended sentence after reaching a guilty plea for tax fraud in Spain.

Mourinho will not have to serve time after admitting he defrauded Spain authorities in 2011 and 2012.

Sentences for two years or less for first-time offenders can be suspended in Spain.

Mourinho appeared before a judge in a Madrid court on Tuesday to confirm the plea agreement he had reached with prosecutors.

Mourinho still has to pay nearly 2 million euros ($2.2 million) to tax authorities as part of the deal. 

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