Xabi Alonso testifies before the judge for alleged tax fraud in 2013 and 2014

The ex-footballer Xabi
Alonso He declared this Monday before the Madrid judge who is investigating him for the complaint filed by the Prosecutor’s Office against him for alleged tax fraud committed in 2013 and 2014.

In addition to Alonso, the athlete’s tax advisor has declared before the judge Ivan
Zaldúa and Ignasi
Master, administrator of a company based in Madeira to which the athlete transferred his image rights.

The three are investigated in court number 52 in Madrid for alleged tax crimes for eluding the payment of 840,017 euros in the year 2014 and 572,008 euros the previous year.

Alonso He was tried and acquitted of similar charges relating to the years 2010 to 2012, he has already been cited for the 2013 fraud accusation and refused to testify.

The coach of the Real Sociedad affiliate is the only one in a long list of footballers who has always refused to reach an agreement with the Prosecutor’s Office in defense of his innocence. Today, in statements to journalists at the doors of the courts, he pointed out that in this case he will follow the same strategy.

Surprised by the media expectation

Alonso he was very surprised to see so many informants on his way out of the courts in the Plaza Castilla in Madrid. They weren’t waiting for him, but for John
Coin purse, who also came to testify before the judge. However, the Toulouse man has answered some questions that have been put to him: “My position remains the same,” he alleges, accompanied by his lawyer. “It is the same procedure but for other years, it is another cause, but it is exactly the same. I have declared and that’s it ”.

The Toulouse coach suffered a judicial setback on January 20 when the Superior Court of Justice of Madrid (TSJM) annulled his acquittal for crimes against the Public Treasury and ordered the return of the case to the Provincial Court of Madrid. The latter had acquitted him in November 2019 of three tax crimes against the Public Treasury in the years 2010, 2011 and 2012 for the transfer of the exploitation of his image rights to the company Kardzali, based on the Portuguese island of Madeira, which paid five million euros to the then footballer. Now, the Provincial Court of Madrid, must decide again if the benefits of this exploitation of the image of the now technician should have been reflected in the income tax declaration of those years 2010, 2011 and 2012. The judicial fight of Alonso it is being long and has no trace of having an immediate end.