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Football clubs could face high price for stars’ tax affairs – experts

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London (AFP) – Premier League clubs risk the possibility of demotion and being prosecuted under the new Criminal Finance Act, a leading city firm told AFP.

Under the new law, which came into force on September 30, any company, which includes football clubs, can be held responsible for their employees or agents with whom they do business if tax evasion becomes an issue.

Football clubs could face high price for stars’ tax affairs – experts

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London (AFP) – Premier League clubs risk the possibility of demotion and being prosecuted under the new Criminal Finance Act, a leading city firm told AFP.

Under the new law, which came into force on September 30, any company, which includes football clubs, can be held responsible for their employees or agents with whom they do business if tax evasion becomes an issue.

Football super agent Mendes summoned over Ronaldo tax evasion case

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Madrid (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo’s agent, Jorge Mendes, has been summoned before a Spanish court as part of a probe into alleged tax evasion by the world player of the year, judicial sources confirmed on Wednesday.

Mendes has been called to give evidence along with two of Ronaldo’s other advisors, Luis Correia and Carlos Osorio, on October 19 in the upmarket Pozuelo de Alarcon suburb of Madrid, home to many of the city’s football stars.

Neymar offers to pay $2.5 million fine to Brazil tax authorities

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Sao Paulo (AFP) – Brazilian football star Neymar is willing to pay a fine of $2.5 million to settle tax evasion allegations in his country, his lawyer said Friday.

The 25-year-old wants to leave the fight with Brazilian authorities behind him as he prepares for a new professional life with Paris Saint-Germain after his record $261 million (222 million euro) transfer buyout from FC Barcelona, Neymar’s lawyer Marcos Neder told a press conference.

Ronaldo in Madrid squad for Super Cup against Man Utd

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Madrid (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo could feature against his former club Manchester United in Tuesday’s UEFA Super Cup after being included in Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane’s squad for the trip to Skopje, Macedonia.

Ronaldo’s summer has been overshadowed by accusations of tax evasion in Spain, which led to him being appearing in court last week, and speculation over his future.

Football megastar Ronaldo due in court over tax evasion claims

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Madrid (AFP) – Football megastar Cristiano Ronaldo appears in court near Madrid on Monday accused of evading millions of euros in taxes, the latest player to fall foul of Spain’s taxman.

The 32-year-old will be questioned by a court in Pozuelo de Alarcon, a wealthy suburb of Madrid where he lives, after returning from a summer break with his girlfriend and relatives and a promotion trip to China.

Football megastar Ronaldo due in court over tax evasion claims

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Madrid (AFP) – Football megastar Cristiano Ronaldo appears in court near Madrid on Monday accused of evading millions of euros in taxes, the latest player to fall foul of Spain’s taxman.

The 32-year-old will be questioned by a court in Pozuelo de Alarcon, a wealthy suburb of Madrid where he lives, after returning from a summer break with his girlfriend and relatives and a promotion trip to China.

Falcao makes 8 million-euro payment to Spanish taxman

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Madrid (AFP) – Monaco’s Colombian striker Radamel Falcao, suspected of tax evasion in Spain, has paid 8.2 million euros ($9.3 million) to Spanish tax authorities, judicial sources told AFP on Thursday.

Falcao is suspected of failing to correctly declare 5.6 million euros of income earned from image rights between 2012 and 2013 while he was at Atletico Madrid.

Footballers’ advisers under scrutiny over tax evasion

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Madrid (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo under suspicion, Radamel Falcao investigated, Lionel Messi sentenced… Spain’s courts have been busy tackling the alleged and real multi-million-euro tax evasion of football’s greatest stars.

But while they may be aware of what they are doing, footballers rely on expert go-betweens like big banks to help them manage their finances, and the European Commission is looking into measures that would dissuade these intermediaries from assisting wealthy individuals in avoiding tax.

Footballers’ advisers under scrutiny over tax evasion

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Madrid (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo under suspicion, Radamel Falcao investigated, Lionel Messi sentenced… Spain’s courts have been busy tackling the alleged and real multi-million-euro tax evasion of football’s greatest stars.

But while they may be aware of what they are doing, footballers rely on expert go-betweens like big banks to help them manage their finances, and the European Commission is looking into measures that would dissuade these intermediaries from assisting wealthy individuals in avoiding tax.

Ronaldo thinking only of Confederations Cup, says Silva

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Kazan (Russia) (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo, battling accusations of tax evasion and speculation over his club future, is concentrating only on the Confederations Cup, his Portugal teammate Andre Silva said Friday.

“He takes this tournament very seriously and is focussed. He is motivated, just like me,” said the 21-year-old Silva at a news conference in Kazan ahead of Portugal’s opening Confederations Cup match against Mexico on Sunday.

Ronaldo thinking only of Confederations Cup, says Silva

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Kazan (Russia) (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo, battling accusations of tax evasion and speculation over his club future, is concentrating only on the Confederations Cup, his Portugal teammate Andre Silva said Friday.

“He takes this tournament very seriously and is focussed. He is motivated, just like me,” said the 21-year-old Silva at a news conference in Kazan ahead of Portugal’s opening Confederations Cup match against Mexico on Sunday.

Super-agent Mendes summoned over Falcao tax evasion

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Madrid (AFP) – Footballing super-agent Jorge Mendes, who manages Cristiano Ronaldo among others, has been summoned before a Spanish court as part of the probe into Colombian striker Radamel Falcao’s alleged tax evasion, legal sources said on Wednesday.

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Neymar hails multi-million euro tax victory

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Rio de Janeiro (AFP) – Barcelona superstar Neymar claimed “a great victory” on Thursday after seeing a 50 million euro fine imposed by Brazilian tax authorities reportedly halved on appeal.

Neymar, who has also been fighting a legal battle over his transfer from Santos to Barcelona in 2013, had argued that he was within his rights to have his family control his lucrative image rights.

Neymar hails multi-million euro tax victory

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Rio de Janeiro (AFP) – Barcelona superstar Neymar claimed “a great victory” on Thursday after seeing a 50 million euro fine imposed by Brazilian tax authorities reportedly halved on appeal.

Neymar, who has also been fighting a legal battle over his transfer from Santos to Barcelona in 2013, had argued that he was within his rights to have his family control his lucrative image rights.

Spanish judge seeks gag order on ‘Football Leaks’ media

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Madrid (AFP) A Spanish judge is seeking a gag order on 12 European media outlets that leaked documents alleging football stars like Cristiano Ronaldo could have been involved in a multimillion-euro tax evasion system.

The injunction, seen by AFP on Monday, claims that the so-called "Football Leaks" published last week could constitute an offence against the right to privacy as they were allegedly obtained through a cyber-attack on Senn Ferrero, a firm advising sports personalities on tax.

Spanish judge seeks gag order on ‘Football Leaks’ media

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Madrid (AFP) A Spanish judge is seeking a gag order on 12 European media outlets that leaked documents alleging football stars like Cristiano Ronaldo could have been involved in a multimillion-euro tax evasion system.

The injunction, seen by AFP on Monday, claims that the so-called "Football Leaks" published last week could constitute an offence against the right to privacy as they were allegedly obtained through a cyber-attack on Senn Ferrero, a firm advising sports personalities on tax.

Mourinho, Ronaldo deny tax evasion claims

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London (AFP) Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho and Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo on Saturday denied hiding millions of euros in offshore accounts in a effort to avoid the tax man.

An international consortium of media organisations claimed that a huge data leak involving 18 million documents showed Portuguese skipper Ronaldo hid 150 million euros from image rights in a British Virgin Islands tax havens.

Mourinho, Ronaldo deny tax evasion claims

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London (AFP) Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho and Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo on Saturday denied hiding millions of euros in offshore accounts in a effort to avoid the tax man.

An international consortium of media organisations claimed that a huge data leak involving 18 million documents showed Portuguese skipper Ronaldo hid 150 million euros from image rights in a British Virgin Islands tax havens.

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Messi denies tax evasion in Panama Papers scandal

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The family of Lionel Messi denied on Monday that he was involved in tax evasion after the Barcelona star emerged as one of many personalities accused of shady offshore dealings in the Panama Papers scandal.

"The Messi family wants to make clear that Lionel Messi has not carried out any of the acts attributed to him, and accusations he created a.

Messi denies tax evasion in Panama Papers scandal

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The family of Lionel Messi denied on Monday that he was involved in tax evasion after the Barcelona star emerged as one of many personalities accused of shady offshore dealings in the Panama Papers scandal.

"The Messi family wants to make clear that Lionel Messi has not carried out any of the acts attributed to him, and accusations he created a.

Messi Involved In New Tax Evasion Case

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It was not a good weekend for Barcelona star Lionel Messi. First he saw his side lose 2-1 to bitter rivals Real Madrid in the Clasico and then he name surfaced in the "Panama Papers" as one of the people involved in tax evasion.

Both Messi and his father Jorge Horácio Messi are currently on trial in Spain for tax evasion.

Ouch – Neymar Ordered To Pay 45m For Tax Fraud

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This was not a good day for Neymar. A Brazilian court has ordered the Barcelona star to pay over $188.8 million reales (€45m) in back taxes, interest and penalties after being found guilty of tax evasion and tax fraud.

The Brazilian is expected to appeal the decision before the Brasilia Tax Appeals Board.

Brazil charges Barca star Neymar with tax evasion

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Brazilian authorities charged Barcelona and Brazil star striker Neymar on Tuesday with tax evasion and falsifying documents over a seven-year period.

The federal prosecutor's office alleged that the striker committed the crimes between 2006, when he was just a promising youngster at Brazilian football club Santos, and 2013, when he signed for Barcelona.

Brazil charges Barca star Neymar with tax evasion

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Brazilian authorities charged Barcelona and Brazil star striker Neymar on Tuesday with tax evasion and falsifying documents over a seven-year period.

The federal prosecutor's office alleged that the striker committed the crimes between 2006, when he was just a promising youngster at Brazilian football club Santos, and 2013, when he signed for Barcelona.

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Ex-Barcelona and Spurs star Gica Popescu jailed for tax evasion and money laundering

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Former Tottenham player Gica Popescu has been jailed for three years and one month for tax evasion and money laundering related to dodgy transfer deals. More to follow.

Italian Leagues Rocked by Corruption Scandal

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Another corruption scandal has rocked Italian football as a total of 41 clubs are now subject to search by police under suspicion of tax evasion and money laundering.

Inter Milan, AC Milan, Lazio and last season's champions Juventus, are among 18 Serie A clubs to be investigated. In addition, 11 Serie B clubs and 12 more from minor leagues are due to be probed.

Harry Redknapp

Harry Redknapp Back In Work, Shills For Sky Sports – Typing Scene Punches Big Holes In Tax Evasion Defence? (Video)

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By Chris Wright

Harry Redknapp is back in work, shilling for Sky Sports by plugging their new Fantasy Football game in an advert in which he can clearly been seen operating a computer keyboard with impressive dexterity (we estimate a typing rate of approx 70 words a minute your honour) despite trotting out the old 'How could I diddle me taxes?

DT Exclusive: Harry Redknapp’s failed negotiation with Spurs chairman Daniel Levy

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Spurs sacked Harry Redknapp after he and club chairman Daniel Levy could not reach an agreement on a contract extension. This comes after a season in which Spurs faded in the second half following Redknapp's tax evasion trial and his open flirting with the FA while still a candidate for the England job.

Reports: Redknapp leaving Tottenham

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What a whirlwind of a four months it has been for Harry Redknapp.

From emerging not guilty from a tax evasion trial in February to being the odds-on favorite for the England national team job until Roy Hodgson was offered the job to guiding Tottenham to fourth place in the Premier League only to have that not be good enough for the UEFA Champions League this year, Redknapp has been through quite the gamut in a short period of time.

Redknapp: A man in a harry.

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By Jagit Bassi

Redknapp goes into auditioning mode, after diabolical decision changes the momentum of the game.

Harry Redknapp yesterday gave the clearest indication that he was on his way to pastures new in his politically correct interview after the game.

La Homme Nikica: More gloom for Spurs as Jelavic strikes, 1-0

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szólj hozzá: Everton - Tottenham 1-0

Spurs crashed to their third consecutive defeat in the post Harry Redknapp tax evasion era. They are no longer automatic to secure a Champions League spot. It was former Ranger, Nikica Jelavic driving home a clever Leon Osman cutback. Everton then defended in numbers in the second half as Spurs swarmed every square inch.

Clinical Man Utd dismantle Spurs, 3-1

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szólj hozzá: Tottenham v Man Utd 1:3 GOALS

Man Utd took probably 3 shots at goal and scored from all three. Spurs were the better team in the first half but Wayne Rooney's header just before the half burst their bubble. And Adebayor's goal off a back heel was disallowed because he handballed a shot by Louis Saha that was actually going into goal before his meddling.

Arsenal vs Tottenham Preview: Will this be Wenger’s Rallying Call Or Last Hurrah?

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This Sunday, Arsenal faces Tottenham at the Emirates in a crunch clash for the two north London clubs. It could not come at a worse time for Arsenal after a week to forget for Arsene Wenger. With the humiliation at the San Siro, and their silencing at Sunderland, it has been a week that has turned the most loyal fans against him.

Don’t be a mug and stick with Spurs. Know what I mean ‘Arry?

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Don't be a mug and stick with Spurs. Know what I mean ‘Arry? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

So it's "arrivederci" to Mr Capello and with that once again The FA are in search of fresh man with fresh ideas to manage the England football team. The now infamous "impossible job" is waiting ominously to be filled by a brave managerial soul and the national media appear to be in no doubt as to whom that man should be, yes it's the half human half bloodhound hybrid, Harry Redknapp.

Top five managers who are not interested in the England job

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After spending yesterday not thinking about the England job, Harry Redknapp has now given it some thought and decided that he is "flattered". Meanwhile, the rest of English football's great and not-so-great have been falling over themselves to declare that they have no interest in the vacancy. 1. Arsene Wenger "I have never really been [.

Harry set to leave a Redknapp-shaped hole at either Spurs or England

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Redknapp's version of Usain Bolt's iconic celebration was lacking in many areas.In the aftermath of the chaos that was February 9th 2012, no-one could discuss the position of Tottenham manager with any certainty. Harry Redknapp, the current incumbent, began the day with the verdict of a court case for tax evasion hanging over his head yet, come the day's completion, his immediate and medium term future was the most speculated upon in all the land.

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Ronaldo can handle tax scandal pressure: Pepe

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Moscow (AFP) – Pepe says his Portugal and Real Madrid team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo can handle the pressure of the tax-evasion scandal clouding his club future, ahead of Wednesday’s Confederations Cup clash against hosts Russia.

Having opened their Confed Cup campaign with a 2-0 win over New Zealand, Russia face a step up against Euro 2016 winners Portugal and their troubled captain.

Bayern Munich President Uli Hoeness Sentenced to 3.5 Years in Prison: Daily Soccer Report

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Bayern Munich President Uli Hoeness was sentenced today to 3.5 years in prison for tax evasion.

According to Pro Soccer Talk, "After initially being charged with evading $4.9 million in taxes, Hoeness later admitted to avoiding an additional $20.9 million before the court ultimately determined the 62-year-old owed a grand total of $39,940,000.

Would 'Arry Simply Be The New Kevin Keegan?

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The hysteria surrounding the England job is quite simply laughable, mainly because in my view, whoever you put in charge of the national team, the current set up and set of players does not stand a prayer of even getting close to winning a tournament in the near future.

Anyway, rather unsurprisingly, following the jury's decision to find Redknapp guilty of tax evasion, combined with the sudden resignation of Don Fabio, the Droopy looking one has found himself firmly at the front of the queue for the England job perhaps sooner than expected.