Alexis Sanchez Sentenced to 16 months in Prison and Fined for Tax Fraud.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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