What's the story?
Authorities failed to consent to the unique security measures request made by the Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo when he enters a Madrid courthouse for his trial on tax fraud today.
Ronaldo under the escort of Madrid Security
In case you were not aware...
Ronaldo is booked to show up under the watchful eye of a Madrid court after being blamed for four counts of tax fraud by Spanish prosecutors back in 2017.
The prosecutors asserted that they discovered parts of the previous Real Madrid star's pay between 2011 and 2014 covered up in a shell organization situated in the British Virgin Islands.
It was asserted that the 33-year-old forward tricked Spanish authorities of €1.4 million in 2011, €1.7 million in 2012, €3.2 million in 2013 and €8.5 million in 2014.
The five-time Ballon d'Or winner is required to confess after he allegedly consented to a £16.4m fine and a suspended imprisonment.
The core of the issue
According to the Independent Online, the Juventus forward was denied extraordinary safety measures when he is going to the court.
Ronaldo had purportedly requested authorization to enter the court through the car park. The security would have made it simpler for the Portuguese to explore and stay away from columnists and fans. Ronaldo's legal advisors had beforehand also requested the player to show up under the watchful eye of the court by means of a video conference yet the demand was purportedly dismissed.
The court session has been booked to start at 9.50am and has been announced to be short.
Ronaldo will probably not be required to serve the sentence given to him as jail sentences of two years or less for first-time peaceful guilty parties are normally suspended under Spanish law. This accompanies the condition that the denounced will carry out no further violations in the nation during the given time frame.
Ronaldo's previous teammate Xabi Alonso has also been requested to show up in court around the same time in a different tax fraud case.