Cristiano Ronaldo is going back to Madrid for a court date on Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019 in which he could be fined 18.8 million euros ($21.4 million) for tax fraud as part of a deal reached with the Spanish taxman.
As part of the bargain arranged in June,2018 with CR7’S lawyers, prosecutors are also asking that he should be handed a 23-month jail sentence.
However, Ronaldo would not spend any day in prison as sentences of up to two years are generally not enforced in Spain for first-time offenders in non-violent crimes.
According to reports, Ronaldo will not be given a special treatment when he arrives and will have to climb up the courthouse steps just like every one else.
His request to appear via videoconference was also denied.