Ronaldo accepts €18.8 million deal for tax evasion, avoids jail

Portuguese football star Cristiano Ronaldo has signed €18.8 million (around AED 78.4 million) deal with a Spanish court to settle a case over tax evasion charges.

Ronaldo appeared outside the courtroom along with his Spanish fiancee Georgina Rodriguez just 15-minutes after his court appearance.

The deal, which was agreed before, also includes a 23-month jail sentence.

The 33-year-old Juventus forward is unlikely to serve any time in jail, because Spanish law permits first offenders to serve anything less than a two-year sentence under probation.

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