A Barcelona court sentenced the President of the Cameroonian Football Federation (Fecafoot), Samuel Eto’o, to 22 months in prison suspended for tax evasion.
The former Barcelona and Inter Milan player pleaded guilty to the charges brought against him. According to him, the incident occurred when he was not younger, and his agent determined the declaration of assets.
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 huge tax.
My father was the one who looked after me as a child. I’ll pay, but I’ve always done what my father told me to do. The former Cameroon international will also pay an additional £1.56 million in fines, while Mesalles will pay £776,000.