Spanish court hands Monaco footballer Ben Yedder suspended jail term for tax fraud

Mark Battersby
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Monaco forward Wissam Ben Yedder has been given a suspended prison sentence of six months and a day by a Spanish court for tax fraud, AP News reported on 11 April.  The France international was also fined almost €134,000 for not properly paying taxes in Spain. The 32-year-old played for Spanish side Sevilla from 2016-19. The sentencing stemmed from a deal between prosecutors and the player's defence team, the court said. Sentences of less than two years for first-time offenders are usually suspended in Spain.

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