BREAKING: Di Maria sentenced to 1 year in prison, fined £1.8m for tax fraud

Angel Di Maria has been handed a one-year prison sentence and fined £1.76 million after admitting tax fraud.

The former Manchester United winger admitted two separate counts of fraud which each carry a six-month sentence.

Now with Paris Saint-Germain, Di Maria was found guilty of defrauding the Spanish government a sum of £1.14m during his time at Real Madrid between 2010 and 2014.

The former Manchester United star admitted to two separate counts of fraud – however he is unlikely to spend time behind bars as sentences under two years for those with no previous convictions are often suspended

However, the 29-year-old is unlikely to spend any time behind bars. In Spain, sentences of under two-years are often suspended if the convicted person has no previous criminal record.

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