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Mourinho Accepts 12-Months Prison Sentence For Tax Fraud

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Ex-Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has accepted a 12-month prison sentence and a fine of €2m for tax fraud in Madrid, but will not serve jail time.

Mourinho was accused of owing €3.3m in taxes on image rights during his time as Real Madrid coach.

The 56-year old will not spend any time in jail as Spain rarely enforce sentences of less than two years for non-violent crimes.

A deal was struck with Spanish prosecutors last year to accept a one-year prison sentence, with Mourinho accepting the facts of the case at a court hearing on Tuesday.

The Portuguese was in charge of Real Madrid from 2010 until the end of the 2012-13 season.

Mourinho joins a number of prominent football stars who have been indicted and punished for tax offences in the last two years.

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi, Marcelo, and ex-Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo have all faced punishment from Spanish tax authorities.

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