Football super-agent Mendes in Portuguese tax probe

first_img“An inspection procedure is currently underway and it is being carried out in normal conditions,” a spokesman for Mendes’s firm Gestifute told AFP on Wednesday, adding the company had already been subject to a series of similar inspections that had passed off without incident.The investigation in Portugal concerns the past three years and is focusing on whether Mendes had created shell companies for his clients, a charge which he recently denied in a Spanish court investigating alleged tax evasion by Monaco striker Radamel Falcao.Spanish prosecutors have accused Mendes’s most celebrated client Ronaldo of $16.76 million (14.6 million euros) tax fraud and he is due to testify in court on July 31.Portuguese defender Fabio Coentrao, accused of evading nearly 1.3 million euros, made a settlement with the Spanish taxman last week0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000“I have every confidence in him. He is like a big brother for me a father figure in the world of football and godfather to my son,” said Ronaldo in a 2012 documentaryLISBON, Portugal, Jul 12 – Portuguese tax inspectors were examining the accounts of football super-agent Jorge Mendes on Wednesday, his company said, two weeks after he was charged in Spain with tax fraud.The 51-year-old Mendes represents Cristiano Ronaldo, Jose Mourinho, Radamel Falcao and a host of other top earning stars, many of whom are being investigated in Spain over allegations they hid earnings from image rights in off-shore accounts.last_img read more


first_imgThe bogus email being circulated to Donegal customers this morning.Hundreds of eir customers across Donegal are being blitzed with a con email offering them bogus refunds.The email looks legitimate and claims to come from eir’s customer support team.It offers eir customers a refund and asks them to click onto a link to claim the refund. However the conmen operating the bogus scam have scored an own goal as the linked page appears – in Chinese!A spokesman for eir asked customers not to reply or engage with such emails.DONEGAL PHONE CUSTOMERS BLITZED IN BOGUS EMAIL SCAM was last modified: April 19th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more