José Mourinho has not met on Tuesday at the Provincial Court of Madrid with the crowd that acclaimed Cristiano Ronaldo two weeks ago on the same stage. On foot, with his lawyer and with absolute discretion, the technician, fired a few weeks ago as coach of Manchester United, has landed this morning in the courts of the capital to sign, as his compatriot, an agreement in accordance with the prosecution that involves accepting a one-year prison sentence and a fine of two million euros for two fiscal crimes committed during his time as coach of Real Madrid.
The pact involves accepting the public prosecutor's story, which began in 2004, when the Portuguese ceded its image rights to the company Koper Services, based in the Virgin Islands. This was part of a broader corporate structure – with three other companies involved, based in Ireland – and that "it was used by the defendant in order to make fiscally opaque the benefits derived from its image rights," the Prosecutor's Office stresses. which then points to 2010, when Real Madrid signs the coach.
"With the intention of obtaining an illicit tax benefit, the defendant presented IRPF statements for the 2011 and 2012 periods without stating any amount from the image rights," continues the sealed agreement between the public prosecutor and Mourinho, who calculates that the damage caused by the coach to the public coffers amounted to more than 3.3 million euros, amounts paid by the administrative channel.
To this amount paid are added the two million now imposed fine in this agreement and another million euros that ended in 2015 for the same reasons. The Prosecutor's Office and the defense also agree that the year of imprisonment be replaced by an additional fine of 172,800 euros.