The court acquits Xabi Alonso of fraud and tax evasion

The court acquits Xabi Alonso of fraud and tax evasion

The Madrid Metropolitan Court issues its decision on charges of fraud and tax evasion against Xabi Alonso.

A Madrid court today acquitted Spanish star Xabi Alonso of three tax evasion and fraud cases against the public treasury.

This came on Tuesday morning as the former Real Madrid star was acquitted of all charges in the cases of 2010, 2011 and 2012.

Alonso was charged along with two others, including his tax adviser Ivan Zalda and his former private company manager Ignasi Maestri.

The Spanish prosecutor's office had previously demanded charges against Xabi Alonso, which could result in two-and-a-half years in prison, a recommendation that the court did not take.

Xabi Alonso is not the only one who has had problems with the Spanish public treasury in recent years, with Neymar, Paris Saint-Germain player, Lionel Messi, Barcelona captain, Cristiano Ronaldo, former Real Madrid star and current Juventus.

Messi and Ronaldo had reached an agreement with the Treasury to settle matters between them without resorting to court rulings that could harm their public image, according to earlier reports.

Xabi Alonso is currently working as a second-team coach at Real Sociedad after retiring from football and a short stint in real Madrid youth training.

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