Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho accused of tax fraud

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho accused of tax fraud
Tuesday June 20th, 2017

Spanish prosecutors are accusing Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho of tax fraud, the second time in less than a week that country's government has charged a soccer icon of not paying his taxes.

The Provincial Prosecutor's Office of Madrid are looking into Mourinho's time at Real Madrid, where he was a manager for four years from 2010–2013.

Authorities have filed the claim against Mourinho on two counts of tax fraud from 2011 and 2012, who say that he owes authorities $3.6 million.

Mourinho is accused of using a corporate structure "in order to make physically opaque benefits from their image rights."

Last week, prosecutors filed a lawsuit against Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo accusing the soccer star of defrauding Spanish authorities of nearly $16.5 million in unpaid taxes over a three–year period

Ronaldo is set to testify in his tax fraud case on July 31.

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