Former Chelsea striker sentenced to 22 months in prison over tax evasion in Spain 

Mark Battersby
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Former Chelsea striker Samuel Eto'o has received a 22-month suspended prison sentence by Spanish authorities after pleading guilty to tax evasion. The 41-year-old admitted defrauding the Spanish Public Treasury of €3.9m during his time at Barcelona between 2006 and 2009.  Eto'o has partially repaid the fee and been ordered to pay a further €1.8m (£1.6m) in fines after pleading guilty. The retired Cameroon international failed to pay tax on the income he received from the transfer of image rights from Puma to Barcelona. He's accepted his mistake but insists his former agent Jose ...

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