Madrid – A judge in Spain was trying to ask a gag order ‘imposed on 12 European media leaked documents alleging football stars such as Cristiano Ronaldo may be involved in tax evasion amounting to millions of ringgit.
Paper injunction, seen by AFP today, claiming the so-called ‘Football Leaks’ published last week may violate privacy rights because the material was allegedly obtained through cyber attacks on Senn Ferrero, a tax consulting firm to sports personality.
In the injunction, Judge Arturo Zamarriego has urged the judiciary to stop all 12 European media consortium that forms of cooperation, including the Spanish newspaper El Mundo, Der Spiegel in Germany and Mediapart in French from further publishing such information.
The first disclosure was published on Friday, the same day the injunction was issued, is related to “the system” allegedly used by the agent Jorge Mendes to Ronaldo and Jose Mourinho, who is the manager of Manchester United at the moment.
They claimed that Real Madrid and Portugal star Ronaldo may have been “hiding 150 million euros, or RM717.5 million (the right to use the image) in Switzerland and the British Virgin Islands”.
“Of these, the striker only pay 5.6 million euros (RM26.77 million), or less than four per cent,” the report said.
Ronaldo and Mourinho’s insistence that it has complied with all legal and fiscal Spain and Britain.
However, the Spanish tax authorities are still investigating the allegations.
Source : Internet