Ex-Footballer Samuel Eto’o Pleads Guilty To Tax Fraud To Avoid Prison

Ex-Footballer Samuel Eto’o Pleads Guilty To Tax Fraud To Avoid Prison

Samuel Eto’o played for Barcelona from 2004 to 2009.AFP

Former Cameroon football star Samuel Eto’o A city court announced on Monday that it had reached an agreement with Spanish prosecutors to avoid jail time for tax fraud while playing for Barcelona. Eto’o, who played for Barcelona from 2004 to 2009, was fined and suspended for 22 months, but will not serve any time, as is the custom in Spain for less than two years’ imprisonment for non-violent crimes. Is. Reports in Spain say Eto’o, 41, will pay a fine of 1.8 million euros ($ 1.9 million).

Record four times African Footballer of the Year and Jose Maria Massales – his former representative, who was sentenced by him to 12 months in prison and fined – has been fined ً 3.9 million by Spanish tax authorities. You have to pay euros.

The prosecution accused Eto’o of failing to declare revenue from the transfer of image rights between 2006 and 2009.

According to him, Eto’o transferred its copyright to a Hungarian-based company that declared its income in a country where the tax rate is one of the “lowest in Europe”.

Another Spanish company announced the corporate tax rate in Spain, which is lower than the income tax that should have been paid.


Eto’o was a “real holder of image rights”, upholding the prosecution’s claim that the transfer was fraudulent and designed only to pay less tax.

Eto’o, who was elected head of the Cameroon Football Federation last year, is one of several football stars who have competed with Spanish tax authorities. Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi And Neymar.

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