Spanish prosecutors have accused Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo of defrauding the authorities of millions of euros in tax.
The prosecutor’s office in Madrid says it has filed a lawsuit against the Portuguese player.
He is accused of evading tax of 14.7m euros (£13m; $16m) from 2011 to 2014.
The world’s highest-paid sports star had previously said he was not worried about tax investigations as he had nothing to hide.
On this occasion, he is accused of knowingly using a “business structure” to hide income made from his image rights.
In December, leaked documents suggested that Ronaldo had avoided tax on income allegedly held in offshore accounts.
He denied the allegations.rid for the first time since 2012 and also helped the Los Blancos to a 12th UEFA Champions League back to back title; a feat that has not been achieved by any other club side in Europe
He won the La Liga title with Real Mad
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