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Di Maria admits of tax fraud may face upto one year in jail

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PSG star Angel Di Maria has admitted to two counts of tax fraud during his time with Real Madrid and has been handed a one-year suspended prison.

The former Manchester United star who spent 4 years at Real Madrid, from 2010 to 2014, has reportedly been found to have defrauded the Spanish government of £1.14million.

The Argentine international has admitted to two separate counts of fraud which each carry a six-month sentence. However, it’s highly unlikely that the 29-year old PSG winger will spend a second behind the bars as under Spanish law, first offence for non-violent crimes carrying a sentence of less than 2 years can be served under probation.

It is believed that Di Maria avoided paying tax by transferring his image rights to an offshore company Sunpex Corporation Inc., based in Panama.