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Eto’o admits to 3.8 million euro tax fraud, avoids jail

Eto’o admits to 3.8 million euro tax fraud, avoids jail

FORMER Cameroon striker Samuel Eto'o was handed a 22-month suspended prison sentence by a Spanish court after admitting tax fraud of 3.8 million euros ($4.00 million) while he was playing for Barcelona. Eto'o agreed to pay a fine of 1.8 million euros and the 3.8 million in tax owed from image rights between 2006 and 2009. "I admit the facts and I am going to pay what I'm due, but let it be known that I was a just a child then and that I always did what my former agent Jose Maria Mesalles, who I considered like a father,…
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TV presenter convicted of glorifying rape

TV presenter convicted of glorifying rape

A television presenter in Ivory Coast was convicted of glorifying rape and given a one-year suspended prison sentence for asking a convicted rapist he invited onto his prime-time show to simulate a sexual assault using a mannequin. The court also fined the presenter, Yves de Mbella, 2 million CFA francs ($3,619.91) and banned him from leaving Abidjan, the country's commercial capital, for one year, a spokesperson for Ivory Coast's justice system told Reuters. The man who appeared on the show was sentenced to two years in prison, the spokesperson said. De Mbella has apologised for the segment in which he…
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