Tax fraud: Diego Costa to face trial on June 4.

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

The Spaniard is accused of defrauding the state of more than 1 million euros (£900,000) by not declaring payments of more than 5.15m euros (£4.63m) following his move from Chelsea in 2014. He allegedly failed to declare image rights of more than 1m euros. The court proceeding will take place a week before the resumption of the La Liga season.

This is not the first time a footballer will be accused of tax evasion. The likes of Messi, Ronaldo, Neymar, Alexis Sanchez etc have also been indicted.

Also Read: Real Madrid issue statement on Ronaldo’s tax evasion allegations

If found guilty, he risks a six-month prison sentence and a fine of more than 500,000 euros (£450,000).

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