Cristiano Ronaldo accepts plea deal in tax fraud case
22 January 2019 | 2:49 pm
Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo faces a multimillion dollar fine after pleading guilty to tax fraud in Spain. However, the Juventus forward is not expected to spend any time in prison.
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French and German prosecutors and investigators conducted searches in and around the French capital. Financial prosecutors say the raid focused on dividend stripping.
US lawmakers say the embattled bank Credit Suisse has violated the terms of a plea deal, related to tax evasion. A two-year investigation suggests the lender has continued to conceal the bank accounts of wealthy Americans. Meanwhile, UBS has brought back former CEO Sergio Ermotti to lead its takeover of Credit Suisse.
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