Cameroonian footballer Samuel Eto’o may be sentenced to 10-year jail and pay a fine of 14.3-million-euro ($15 million) for alleged tax fraud according to Spanish prosecutors.
They allege that Eto’o who now plays for Antalyaspor in Turkey set up front companies to avoid paying taxes from 2006 to 2009, when he was a striker at Barcelona before leaving for Inter Milan. The fraud amounts to approximately 3.9 million euros.
Eto’o is not the only FC Barcelona player to be accused of tax fraud. Argentine superstar Lionel Messi, fellow countryman Javier Mascherano, as well as Brazil’s Adriano and Chile’s Alexis Sanchez, have all been accused of tax evasion.