Diego Costa: Atletico Madrid forward to face trial for tax fraud

Diego Costa

Costa joined Chelsea from Atletico in 2014, before returning to the La Liga membership in 2017

Atletico Madrid forward Diego Costa is to face trial on 4 June for tax fraud.

In accordance to a court filing, Costa, 31, defrauded the articulate of upper than 1m euros (£813,000) by now not declaring payments of upper than 5.15m euros (£4.19m) from his 2014 circulation to Chelsea.

Along with, he did now not picture higher than 1m euros in image rights.

Prosecutors in Madrid desire the Spain international to be given a six month penal advanced sentence and a sexy of 507,208 euros (£457,128).

Spanish legislation permits sentences below two years for non-violent crimes to be exchanged for a sexy, so if stumbled on guilty Costa would steer clear of penal advanced if he paid a further gorgeous of 36,500 euros (£32,896).

Costa re-joined Atletico from Chelsea in 2017.

The amounts Costa is meant to have faith defrauded the Spanish authorities in 2014 are true the usage of the foreign money alternate rates on the time.

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