Cristiano Ronaldo has negotiated with the Spanish tax authorities: he has paid € 18.8 million and has accepted a sentence of 23 months in jail that he will not pay for being less than two years. A few minutes early, in front of the flashes of photographers, microphones and cameras, smiling and with his partner, Georgina Rodriguez, Cristiano Ronaldo, shortly after 9:30 on Tuesday, made his entrance at the Audiencia Provincial of Madrid, where he closed every open dispute with the Spanish tax authorities. The hearing lasted about an hour. "Todo perfecto, hombre", "everything perfect, man" Ronaldo told a journalist at the court's exit.
Ronaldo was indicted for four tax offenses he would have committed between 2011 and 2014 and for an evasion of 14.7 million euros. Cristiano Ronaldo, before the trial for tax fraud, to avoid media exposure and "ensure his safety" has asked to enter the Spanish court through the garage.
In 2017, Ronaldo repeatedly rejected the accusations that were addressed to him: an evasion of € 14.7 million with 4 violations committed between 2011 and 2014. While denying any charge for a long time, Ronaldo eventually decided to accept the plea agreement with the Spanish Treasury, which allowed him to reduce the economic penalty by two thirds and to contain prison sentences within the limit of 24 months. According to the Spanish newspaper ABC, Ronaldo will attempt to suspend the prison sentence with an additional fine of 350,000 euros.