FOOTBALL: DIEGO COSTA ARRESTED AND SENTENCED TO 6-MONTHS PRISON OVER €1.1M TAX .
Diego Costa the former chelsea footballer has been sentenced to 6- months in prisonment for €1.1m fraud tax.
From the report from court the filling published last month, he has been declare to pay for €4.4m from his 2014 transfer from Atletico to chelsea in his tax return as well as more than €1m.
Now he has now been handed a total fine off €543,000, from the record of the spanish law allows penal sentences below two years for non- violent crimes to be exchanged for a financial penalty.
Diego costa agreed to pay an additional fine of €36,500 on the top of the €507,000 to aviod going to prison,
According to him, speaking ahead of hia court visit on Thursday an Atletico spokesman said: Diego costa reached an agreement a few months ago with the prosecutor and has already paid the corresponding fine plus interest and the request for a prison sentence to be withdrawn.
Diego costa joins the likes of lionel messi and Cristiano Ronaldo and ex- Real madrid manger Jose mourinho, who have been invoved in tax fraud.