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Penalty imposed on Wissam Ben Yedder with a jail term and fine


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AS Monaco striker Wissam Ben Yedder, a former Spanish Sevilla player, received bad news yesterday Tuesday after he was sentenced to prison by the Spanish judiciary.

A Spanish court sentenced Wissam Ben Yedder to 6 months in prison with a suspended sentence and fined the player €133,799 for tax evasion during his time at Sevilla.

Prison terms in Spain are rarely served for less than two years if the crime was non-violent and the defendant had no previous convictions.

The ruling came after Wissam Ben Yedder’s defense reached an agreement with the judge and the tax authorities.

Ben Yedder, who played for Spanish side Sevilla between 2016 and 2019, failed to pay his taxes on time in 2017, according to documents filed in court on March 9, the details of which were revealed today, Tuesday.

And the document stated that the French striker paid (225,323) euros in overdue taxes at the request of the Internal Revenue Service, but the amount did not include the benefits he received, except that he did not announce a sponsorship contract with Adidas. Sportswear company.

Ben Yedder later paid €51,007 to calculate these amounts in addition to interest.

Players such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Diego Costa have faced tax lawsuits in Spain, all of whom have agreed to pay hefty fines in exchange for a settlement.

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