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Diego Costa face up to six months in prison

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Atletico Madrid striker, Diego Costa is likely to face up to six months in prison for tax fraud.

According to reports, prosecutors are saying he should face six months behind bars ahead of his trial on June 4th.

Cadena Ser, reports that the former Chelsea man has defrauded the Spanish state of over 1 million euros for not declaring payments regarding his move from Spain to England in 2014 and for image rights.

Report also indicates that the prosecution want the 31-year-old to as well pay a fine of 507,208 euros.

However, as seen with other footballer’s tax misdemeanours in Spain, Costa is unlikely to serve any time behind bars.

The laws in Spain allow sentences under two years for non violent crimes to be exchanged for a fine and Costa will only have to pay 36,500 euros, on top of his over half a million fine, to avoid time in prison.

Yusuf Luka, is a journalist by profession with few years of experience, I am also a graduate of Bingham University. Outside of work, I enjoy hiking with friends, Reading books, and Watching movies. Let's connect on social media.

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