Ronaldo Accused of Tax Evasion
Spanish prosecutors have accused the Real Madrid footballer Cristiano Ronaldo of defrauding the authorities of millions of euros in tax.
The prosecutor’s office in Madrid says it has filed a lawsuit against the Portuguese player.
He is accused of evading tax of 14.7m euros (£13m; $16m) from 2011 to 2014.
The world’s highest-paid sports star had previously said he was not worried about tax investigations as he had nothing to hide.
Ronaldo is the world’s highest-paid sportsperson for the second successive year, according to Forbes’ annual list of the world’s wealthiest people.
He earned $93m (£72.05m) from salary, bonuses and endorsements last year.