Mourinho Accepts 1-Year Prison Term For Tax Fraud

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Manchester United boss José Mourinho has accepted a one-year prison sentence as part of a deal with prosecutors accusing him of a tax fraud worth millions, it has been reported.

The Old Trafford manager is set to accept in writing that he concealed from the Spanish Treasury the income from image rights accumulated between 2011 and 2012, Spanish daily El Mundo has claimed.

Prosecutors have accused him of a £2.9million (€3.3m) tax fraud, the newspaper said.

Mr Mourinho received the concealed income through a company located in the British Virgin Islands, called Koper Services, SA, El Mundo wrote.

The Prosecutor’s Office and State Lawyers will inform the Madrid’s Court of Instruction number 4 of Pozuelo de Alarcón, which led the probe, that the 55-year-old has pleaded guilty, closing the case with a compliance agreement.

The Spanish daily, which has had access to the final details of the agreement, said that the former Real Madrid manager is to receive a six-month sentence of prison for each of the two crimes he was being accused of.

According to Spanish laws, first-time offenders don’t normally serve jail sentences of two years or less.

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