Ronaldo stands accused of hiding millions of euros from the tax authorities.
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Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo denied hiding millions of euros in income at a court hearing near the Spanish capital Monday where he was charged with tax evasion.He has since decided to stay on, according to Real coach Zinedine Zidane.If he were put on trial and found guilty, Ronaldo would risk "a fine of at least 28 million" euros and could potentially be jailed for three and a half years, the Gestha union of experts at Spain's Inland Revenue has said.Messi was sentenced to a 21-month jail sentence and 2.09 million euro fine last year for tax fraud.His prison sentence has since been replaced by another fine of 252,000 euros, which corresponds to 400 euros for each day of jail.Apart from Ronaldo, former player Angel di Maria, Portuguese defender Fabio Coentrao and Jose Mourinho, who coached the club from 2010 to 2013, have all been accused of tax fraud.
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