Tax evasion

Journalists wait outside a court on the outskirts of Madrid, Monday, July 31, 2017. Real's soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo appeared at a Spanish court to answer questions as part of an investigation to determine whether he committed tax fraud. Ronaldo arrived and left through a side door at Pozuelo de Alarcon Court No. 1 in Madrid on Monday. The session with the investigating judge is closed to the public. (AP Photo/Paul White)
July 31, 2017 - 10:08 am
MADRID (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo told a Spanish judge Monday that he has "never tried to avoid taxes." The Real Madrid forward, who is from Portugal, was questioned to determine whether he committed tax fraud worth almost 15 million euros ($17.5 million). Ronaldo spent more than 90 minutes answering...
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July 31, 2017 - 5:24 am
MADRID (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo has arrived at a Spanish court to answer questions as part of an investigation to determine whether the Real Madrid forward committed tax fraud. Ronaldo arrived at Pozuelo de Alarcon Court No. 1 in the outskirts of Madrid on Monday about half an hour before he was to...
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A Spanish Civil Guard policeman stands guard outside the Spanish Football Federation headquarters during an anti-corruption operation in Las Rozas, outside Madrid, Tuesday, July 18, 2017. Spanish Football Federation president Angel Maria Villar was arrested Tuesday along with his son and two more federation executives as part of an anti-corruption probe. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
July 18, 2017 - 8:59 am
MADRID (AP) — Spanish Football Federation president Angel Maria Villar was arrested along with his son and two more federation executives in an anti-corruption investigation on Tuesday. Villar, who is FIFA's senior vice president and a UEFA vice president, was suspected of having arranged matches...
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FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2009 photo, DMX arrives at the 2009 VH1 Hip Hop Honors at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, in New York. DMX has been arrested in New York Thursday, July 13, 2017, on federal tax fraud charges. Prosecutors say the rapper, whose given name is Earl Simmons, owes $1.7 million in taxes and has engaged in a multi-year scheme to conceal millions of dollars of income from the Internal Revenue Service. (AP Photo/Peter Kramer, File)
July 14, 2017 - 3:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Rapper DMX has pleaded not guilty to charges he's been dodging the IRS. The hip hop star, whose real name is Earl Simmons, appeared Friday in federal court in New York City after authorities accused him of owing $1.7 million in back taxes. He's to be released on $500,000 bond...
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FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2009 photo, DMX arrives at the 2009 VH1 Hip Hop Honors at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, in New York. DMX has been arrested in New York Thursday, July 13, 2017, on federal tax fraud charges. Prosecutors say the rapper, whose given name is Earl Simmons, owes $1.7 million in taxes and has engaged in a multi-year scheme to conceal millions of dollars of income from the Internal Revenue Service. (AP Photo/Peter Kramer, File)
July 13, 2017 - 8:36 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Rapper DMX has been arrested in New York on federal tax fraud charges. Prosecutors say the rapper, whose given name is Earl Simmons, owes $1.7 million in taxes and has engaged in a multi-year scheme to conceal millions of dollars of income from the Internal Revenue Service...
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July 03, 2017 - 10:55 am
MADRID (AP) — A prosecutor is asking Spain's Supreme Court to increase the sentence handed down to the brother-in-law of King Felipe by possibly eight years. Inaki Urdangarin was sentenced earlier this year to six years and three months in prison for fraud and tax evasion. The case centered on...
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June 23, 2017 - 8:30 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Lionel Messi has offered to pay an additional fine of 500,000 euros ($558,000) to ensure he avoids a 21-month prison sentence for tax fraud that a judge is expected to suspend, a Spanish state prosecutor said Friday. State prosecutor Isabel Lopez Riera told The Associated...
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FILE - In this Sunday, May 21, 2017 file photo, Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after winning a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Malaga and Real Madrid in Malaga, Spain.A Spanish judge has summoned Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo to court to answer questions after he was accused of tax fraud by a state prosecutor. (AP Photo/Daniel Tejedor, File)
June 20, 2017 - 3:08 pm
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo has been summoned to appear before a Spanish judge, and Jose Mourinho could be next. Ronaldo and Mourinho are the latest members of the soccer elite to be accused of tax fraud in Spain. Lionel Messi and Javier Mascherano, among others, have already been...
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FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi reacts at the end of the Spanish La Liga soccer match between FC Barcelona and Eibar at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, May 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
May 24, 2017 - 2:55 pm
MADRID (AP) — Lionel Messi has lost his Supreme Court appeal over a tax-fraud conviction in Spain. The court confirmed the 21-month prison sentence handed to Messi for defrauding tax authorities of 4.1 million euros ($4.6 million) from 2007-09. He is not expected to go to prison because sentences...
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FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2014, file photo, reporters gather around Michael "The Situation" Sorrentino as he leaves the MLK Jr. Federal Courthouse in Newark, N.J., after a court appearance. Michael Sorrentino and his brother Marc Sorrentino are set to appear in court to face additional tax fraud charges are scheduled to be arraigned on Monday, April 17, 2017, in federal court in Newark. They previously pleaded not guilty to charges they filed bogus tax returns on nearly $9 million and claimed millions in personal expenses as business expenses. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
April 17, 2017 - 2:10 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — "Jersey Shore" star Michael "The Situation" Sorrentino and his brother pleaded not guilty Monday to additional tax fraud charges after federal prosecutors say they filed fake tax returns and claimed luxury car and clothing purchases were business expenses. Michael and Marc...
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