星期一, 十一月 18, 2019

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Thefour-timeAfricanFootballeroftheYearstandsaccusedoffailingtorevealhisfullincometotheauthorities,whichcouldlandhimalongspellbehindbarsiffoundguilty。

SamuelEto’ocouldfaceajailsentenceofover10years,accordingtorespectedSpanishnewspaperElPais,whichreportsthataSpanishprosecutorispursuingthestrikerforallegedtaxfraudwhileatBarcelona。

TheformerCamerooninternationalstriker,35,whoiscurrentlyplayingforAntalyasporinTurkey,hasbeenaccusedoffraudthatcouldamountupto€3。

46million。

Eto’oisallegedtohavebeenaccusedoffailingtodeclarehissponsorshiprevenues,includingthosefromamajorbootmanufacturer,totheauthoritieswhenfilinghistaxreturnsbetween2006and2009。

Iftrue,thiswouldmeanheavoidedpayingthetoptaxrate,whichatthetimestoodat45percent。

NaijaandBet

Therearefourchargeslevelledagainsthim,ElPaisclaims,whichcouldamountto10andahalfyearsbehindbarsandafineof€14m。

Additionally,hisagentatthetime,JosepMariaMesalles,wouldalsostandtrialifthereportedprosecutioneffortisaccepted。

Eto’oisnotthefirststarassociatedwiththeCampNouclubtocomeunderscrutinyforhistaxreturns,with?

LionelMessihandeda21-monthsuspendedprisonsentenceinJulyafterbeingfoundguiltyoftaxevasion。

TheBallond’Orwinneronlyavoidedtimebehindbarsduetohispreviouslycleancriminalrecord。

Currently?

Neymarisaccusedofsimilarcharges,andonWednesdaytheprosecutorrequestedthathebesentencedtotwoyears?

injailifheisfoundguilty。

LikeMessi?

Neymarisunlikelytofindhimselfinprison,evenifthechargesagainsthimarefoundtohavesubstanceduetolackingpreviousconvictions。

Eto’ospentfivesuccessfulseasonsat?

Barcabetween2004and2009,duringwhichtimehescored129goalsfortheclubin201appearances。

HewasakeyfigureforFrankRijkaard’smenastheyclaimedtheEuropeanCupin2006,scoringtheequaliserina2-1victoryoverArsenal?

andwonAfricanFootballeroftheYeartwicewhileatCampNou。

AfterleavingBarca,hewontheChampionsLeagueatInterbeforehigh-profilemovestoAnzhiandChelsea。

SinceleavingStamfordBridgehehasturnedoutforEverton,SampdoriaandcurrentsideAntalyaspor。


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