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The President of the Cameroonian Football Federation( Fecafoot), Samuel Eto’o has been sentenced to 22 months of suspended jail term for tax evasion by a Barcelona court.
The former Barcelona and Inter Milan player pleaded guilty to the accusations that were levelled against him. According to him, the incident happened when he was not younger and the declaration of assets was determined by his agent.
The fraud relates to Eto’o failing to declare income derived from the transfer of image rights to Puma and Barcelona in his personal income tax return between 2006 and 2009. He taxed the image rights through two companies – one in Hungary and one in Spain – so he won’t get to pay a huge tax.
It was my father who took care of the child I was then. I am going to pay but I’ve always done what my father told me I had to do. It is added that the former Cameroon international will pay an additional sum of £1.56million in fines and Mesalles will pay £776,000.