Manchester United’s forward Alexis Sanchez has been sentenced to a sixteen (16) months prison term in Spain for defrauding a Spanish tax authorities while he was still with the La Liga giants, Barcelona.
The 29-year-old Chilean set up Numidia Trading, a Maltese company to avoid the tax scheme and stopped paying tax on the sale image rights to a foreign company between 2012 and 2013. The total amount he defrauded the treasury cumulatively summed up to a million Euros (€1 million).
Sanchez was represented in court by the same lawyer who stood in for Javier Mascherano on similar charges and has been fined the sum of £525,000including the money owed initially, but will not face the jail terms if he stays crime-free for the next two years.
The Chile star has agreed to pay the money he owes with interest and will be exonerated from being in jail thereby escaping custodial sentence.