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Ronaldo accepts fine for tax evasion, avoids jail


MADRID (Reuters) - Portuguese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo was fined almost 19 million euros (16.6 million pound) for tax fraud on Tuesday but will avoid serving a 23-month prison sentence after agreeing a deal.

Ronaldo, holding hands with his Spanish fiancee Georgina Rodriguez, came out of the court room smiling, pausing to sign autographs before leaving in a black van.

   

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