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Samuel Eto’o was sentenced to 22 months in prison after admitting tax evasion.He pointed to his representative



After being accused of tax evasion between 2006 and 2009, Samuel Eto’o pleaded guilty to the case and was sentenced to 22 months in prison.

Former Barcelona and Intel soccer player from Milan this Monday, Samuel Eto’o And his former representative Jose Maria Mesales have been sentenced to 22 months and 1 year in prison, respectively, after admitting that he had stolen € 3,872,621 from the Spanish Treasury between 2006 and 2009.

In his statement in Barcelona’s Criminal Court No. 11, the Cameroonian football icon admitted fraud, but without directly quoting him, he always defined it as the “second father”. I blamed Mesares for being there.

In fact, the “Indomitable Lions” Olympic medalist has filed a proceeding against his former agent on suspicion of fraud and misappropriation in the management of his property. This is still in the investigation stage.

“I am aware of the facts and will pay, but let me know that I was a kid at the time and always did what my dad asked me to do.” Eto’o emphasized.

Mesalles preferred not to testify before admitting the facts. This is a conformance trial in which Jesús Lastre, the third defendant who is the administrator of one of the musical instrument companies used in the fraud, was acquitted.

The prosecution sentenced Eto’o and Mesares to four years and six months in prison, but eventually a former soccer player was sentenced to 22 months and became the author of four crimes against the national treasury. .. , and one year for the entrepreneur as a necessary cooperator.

Similarly, the African football benchmark has been sentenced to pay four fines (one for each crime) worth € 1,810,310.

Misery, Executioners were suspended because neither had a criminal record, but were eased by the public prosecutor’s office. After acknowledging both facts and returning some of the fraudulent installments to partially repair the damage.

The event, which was judged in the City of Justice this Monday, took place between 2006 and 2009, when Samuel Eto’o earned significant income from the transfer of image rights to sports brands Puma and Barcelona. It should have been taxed as income from mobile capital, but soccer players did not declare it.

Eto’o pretended that such rights had been transferred to two companies resident in Hungary and Spain, so that the income diverted to the Hungarian company, managed by Latre, was not taxed to the Treasury, while that diverted to the Spanish company, managed by Mesalles, they made it a much lower type than the corresponding.

Source: Biobiochile

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