Jose Mourinho accepts 1-year prison sentence for tax fraud
Jose Mourinho accepts one-year prison sentence for tax fraud but he’ll not server a time in jail due to being a first-time offender and the term being under two years.
According to Spanish laws, first-time offenders do not normally serve jail time for sentences of two years or less.
Mourinho went to the Provincial Court on Tuesday to accept the sanction, report Spanish outlet El Pais.
The former Manchester United boss will also pay a fine of around £1.75million.
Mourinho seemingly accepted a six-month term for each of the two tax-related crimes he was accused of.
They relate to undeclared revenue regarding his image rights in 2011 and 2012 while Mourinho was manager at Real Madrid.
Mourinho had previously played down the case, insisting he had left Spain with the “information and conviction his tax situation was perfectly legal”.
He told reporters in November 2017: “I answered, I didn’t contest it, I paid and I signed an official agreement with the state under which everything was definitively closed.
“That’s why I’ve been here five minutes today to say to the judge exactly what I’m telling you.”