Di Maria Tax Fraud: Argentine agrees deal in Spain over tax fraud

Angel Di Maria Tax Fraud

Angel Di Maria has agreed a deal with Spain’s state prosecutor in which the former Real Madrid forward admitted two counts of tax fraud of almost 1.3 million euros (£1.1 million) in exchange for a lighter sentence.

Di Maria’s lawyer accepted the two counts, which relate to fraud committed in 2012 and 2013, according to a document reviewed by the Associated Press.

The prosecutor recommends a sentence of 16 months and a fine of nearly 800,000 euros (£704,000).

Di Maria Tax Fraud - Angel Di Maria has agreed a deal with Spain’s state prosecutor in which the Argentine admitted two counts of tax fraud of almost 1.3 million euros - Paris Saint-Germain's Angel Di Maria (John Walton/EMPICS)
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Di Maria, who currently plays for French club Paris Saint-Germain, will probably not serve any prison time because sentences of less than two years for first-time offenders are usually suspended.

The deal will have to be ratified by a judge when the case goes to court.

The case involves income the Argentina forward made from image rights, not from his salary paid by Real Madrid.

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