Ronaldo faces tax fraud lawsuit

Spain's prosecutor's office in Madrid said yesterday it had filed a lawsuit against Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo for allegedly defrauding Spanish authorities of 14.7 million euros (S$22.8m) between 2011 and 2014.

In a statement, the prosecutor's office said Ronaldo had knowingly used a "business structure", created in 2010, to hide his income in Spain from his image rights.

The lawsuit is based on a report sent to the prosecutor's office from Spain's tax agency AEAT, it said. - REUTERS