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Spain court calls Ronaldo to testify in tax fraud case

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Madrid: A Spanish regional court has ordered Real Madrid star forward Cristiano Ronaldo to testify before an investigating magistrate on suspicion that he defrauded the country of 14.7 million euros ($16.5 million) in unpaid taxes.

Regional prosecutors have accused the Portugal captain of four crimes against Spain’s exchequer, committed between 2011 and 2014 and which involve a tax fraud of 14,768,897 euros ($16,467,518), reports Efe.

The 32-year-old four-time World Footballer of the Year is alleged to have not paid the correct taxes from 2011 to 2014.

According to local media, Ronaldo is due to appear in court at Pozuelo de Alarcon, Madrid, on July 31. (IANS)