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Spain: Xabi Alonso arrives at Madrid court for tax evasion trial

Spain, Madrid
October 09, 2019 at 10:39 GMT +00:00 · Published

Former Real Madrid player Xabi Alonso was filmed arriving at the Madrid Provincial Court on Wednesday morning, for a trial on alleged tax fraud.

The former football star, who also played for Liverpool and Bayern Munich before going into management, has been charged with three counts of tax fraud, he reportedly committed between 2010 and 2012. The Prosecutor's Office is seeking a five-year jail sentence and a fine of €4 million ($4.4 million).

Alonso is reportedly the only one of a long list of footballers accused of tax fraud in Spain, including his former Real Madrid teammate Christiano Ronaldo, who has decided to go to trial instead of paying the Spanish Treasury the tax with fines.

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Former Real Madrid player Xabi Alonso was filmed arriving at the Madrid Provincial Court on Wednesday morning, for a trial on alleged tax fraud.

The former football star, who also played for Liverpool and Bayern Munich before going into management, has been charged with three counts of tax fraud, he reportedly committed between 2010 and 2012. The Prosecutor's Office is seeking a five-year jail sentence and a fine of €4 million ($4.4 million).

Alonso is reportedly the only one of a long list of footballers accused of tax fraud in Spain, including his former Real Madrid teammate Christiano Ronaldo, who has decided to go to trial instead of paying the Spanish Treasury the tax with fines.

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