Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo faces lawsuit for tax fraud

George Tzokas
By George Tzokas
June 13, 2017World News
Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo faces lawsuit for tax fraud
Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after Real Madrid won the UEFA Champions League final football match between Juventus and Real Madrid at The Principality Stadium in Cardiff, south Wales, on June 3, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Glyn KIRK (Photo credit should read GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images)

Cristiano Ronaldo, one of the world’s greatest soccer players, is facing a lawsuit for tax fraud. The lawsuit comes just after another Champions League victory.

Although he is from Portugal, he plays in Spain for Real Madrid. He took on a Spanish resident tax classification in 2010. The Spanish government accused him of taking millions in taxes by classifying himself as a foreigner from 2011 to 2014.

This structure allowed him to keep $16.48 million from authorities despite being one of the world’s highest paid soccer stars.

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