30th July 2018
Cristiano Ronaldo will be fined 3.2 million euros ($3.7 million)and sentenced to 24 months in prison, a sentence he is unlikely to serve, after settling a tax evasion case with Spanish tax authorities, the prosecutor said on Friday. The 33-year-old is accused of evading 5.7 million euros in taxes. He… Read More
29th June 2018
A criminal network that set up a scheme to dodge paying tax in European countries and send the cash back to China instead has been dismantled by authorities, according to Europol. The Chinese gang is understood to have fraudulently imported goods to the EU from China and made EUR 40… Read More
13th October 2017
SKY NEWS A former Portuguese prime minister has been indicted on graft and money laundering charges as part of a vast corruption investigation. Jose Socrates has repeatedly denied wrongdoing and has dismissed charges contained in a more than 4,000-page indictment as politically motivated. Issued after a four-year inquiry, it accuses… Read More
31st July 2017
Cristiano Ronaldo is scheduled to appear before a Spanish judge as part of an investigation to determine whether the Portugal forward committed tax fraud. Ronaldo has been summoned to appear in a court on the outskirts of Madrid at 11:30 a.m. local time (9:30 GMT) on Monday. The session with… Read More
25th July 2017
Three lawyers and four people who used to work for the Portuguese flag-carrier TAP, one of them a board member, have been charged with accepting bribes, money laundering and forgery, the Portuguese police said. Read More
4th July 2017
Real Madrid’s Portuguese defender Fabio Coentrao, accused of evading nearly 1.3 million euros in income from the tax man, was questioned in court on Monday, a judicial source said. Coentrao appeared in court in Pozuelo de Alarcon, a wealthy suburb of the Spanish capital where many footballers live, said a spokesman… Read More
8th March 2017
The chairman of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee has decided to extend sanctions imposed on 6 players from Brazil, Portugal, Uzbekistan, Iran and Italy for anti-doping rule violations to have worldwide effect. Read More
17th February 2017
Portuguese state prosecutors are bringing corruption charges against Angola’s vice-president Manuel Vicente. The attorney-general’s office says that Mr Vicente paid $810,000 (£650,000) in bribes to shut down corruption investigations that he was facing. The alleged bribes were made to Portugal’s former public prosecutor Orlando Figueira, who also faces charges… Read More
23rd November 2016
Supported by Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) and the Joint Cybercrime Action Taskforce (J-CAT), as well as Eurojust and the European Banking Federation (EBF) the second coordinated European Money Mule Action (EMMA) culminated in the arrest of 178 individuals. Read More
1st August 2016
Portugal's FC Porto have found themselves caught up in an investigation for tax fraud and money laundering. Read More
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