Ricardo Carvalho Sentenced to Seven Months in Prison

Ricardo Carvalho Sentenced to Seven Months in Prison

According to the fresh report just reaching NAIJ.com, the defender admitted to concealing income from his image rights between 2011 and 2012 while playing at Real Madrid.

Former Chelsea and Real Madrid defender, Ricardo Carvalho has been handed a seven-month prison sentence for tax fraud in Spain.

Two-time Champions League victor Carvalho is now plying his trade for Chinese Super League side Shanghai SIPG, however this latest news is expected to prompt him to call time on his playing career.

Despite that, Carvalho is unlikely to ever actually spend time in prison, regardless of the charges and a fine worth around €142,822.

Under Spanish criminal law, any prison prison sentences of under two-years which do not involve violent crime are usually treated as suspended sentences.

The court cited that Carvalho confessed before proceedings were brought against him and he returned the entire amount of the defrauded fee of €545,981.03.

The 39-year-old Carvalho spent two seasons at Real Madrid between June 2010-June 2012.

Success follows the resolute defender wherever he plays and despite a rocky time at Monaco, he was still a part of the Portugal squad that spectacularly won the European Championships in 2016.

Ricardo Carvalho has been found guilty of tax offences in Spain.

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