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Pays six months in prison

The brasilianskfødte footballer Diego Costa has been sentenced to six months in prison and a fine of 507.208 euros (3.8 million dollars) for tax fraud.

The writes the Spanish media El Mundo.

Diego Costa troppede Thursday in court to put the final touches on an agreement with the prosecution, which ended with a fine and a half years in prison for the aggressive scorer.

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Diego Costa during the arrival to the court. Photo: Sergio Pérez/Ritzau Scanpix

the Attacker, who daily tørner out for the Spanish Atlético Madrid, however, need not necessarily have to look forward to sit behind bars. A special law in Spain allows you to pay from jail sentences of less than two years.

Diego Costa came into the tangle with the Spanish tax authorities in 2014, when he left the English club Chelsea in order to return home to Atlético Madrid.

the Attacker was to abandon approximately six million euros (about 44 million dollars) in its tax statement in connection with the shift from England to Spain.

Diego Costa is far from the only major player that has gained attention from the Spanish tax authorities.

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Diego Costa was the last time in action as Atletico Madrid visited Liverpool in the Champions League 11. march. Here he was changed out, but could from the bench, watching teammates advance. Photo: Carl Recine/Ritzau Scanpix

FC Barcelona's Gerard Pique was in July last year to pay 2.1 million euro (16 million) back tax and fines.

Verdensstjernen Cristiano Ronaldo, who today plays for Italian Juventus, also had to be in 2019 recognise themselves guilty of tax evasion.

Portugiseren had to pay more than 18 million euros (140 million euros) in fines to escape prison.

The Spanish tax authorities have also had hold of Ronaldo's countryman and former coach José Mourinho, who allegedly had to pay tax for the money he had received for his image rights - a outstanding as Diego Costa also had forgotten to mention to the Spanish tax authorities.

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