La Opinión Today: Carlo Ancelotti pleads innocent after accusation of fraud – La Opinión

La Opinión Today: Carlo Ancelotti pleads innocent after accusation of fraud – La Opinión

After The Madrid Prosecutor’s Office requested 4 years and 9 months in prison for the technical director of Real Madrid, Carlo Ancelotti, for a tax omission from 2015, The Italian manager assured that he is innocent, hours before Real Madrid’s match against Leipzig in the UEFA Champions League (where the white club advanced to the quarterfinals).

The prosecutor’s office in the Spanish capital detonated the bomb of the accusation of fraud and the request for a sentence of almost five years in prison to the Public Treasury for a fraud of $1.1 million dollarsIn an interview for the EFE agency, the Madrid coach assured that there is no measure against him and explained his version of what he believes happened and what is causing him problems with the law, which from his point of view is just a misunderstanding.

The prosecution charges the coach with two crimes against the Treasury, since despite the fact that Ancelotti stated that he was a resident in Spain for tax purposes, and reflected that his address was in Madrid, He only recorded in his income tax returns the remuneration for work received on the team and omitted the income corresponding to the exploitation of his image rights, that he had accessed other entities, Ancelotti assured, convinced that he was innocent because he was not a resident that year and the prosecution is certain that he was, let’s see what the judge decides, the Italian strategist concluded.

Spanish prosecutors have charged Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti with alleged tax fraud. Prosecutors said in a statement on Wednesday, March 6, 2024, that they accuse Ancelotti of two crimes of tax fraud that would be punishable by four years and nine months in prison. (AP Photo/Jose Breton, File)

In its letter, the Prosecutor’s Office emphasizes that “in order to avoid taxation on the income from said image rights”, both those received by Real Madrid and other brands for various events, the coach went to a “complex” and ” “confusing” network of trusts and companies filed to channel the collection of image rights.

“No measure, It’s an old story which began eight years ago with a 2015 statement because The prosecution thinks I was a resident and I think I was not a resident. I have already paid the finethe money is already in the Prosecutor’s Office and only lawyers are talking to find a solution“, he clarified.

“I am convinced that I I am innocent because I was not a resident in 2015 and they think it was. Let’s see what the judge decides,” concluded the Italian strategist.

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