Monaco striker Wissam Ben Yedder risks nine-month prison sentence for tax fraud

French international Monaco striker Wissam Ben Yedder (32) could risk a nine-month prison sentence for tax fraud, according to a report from RMC Sport. The former Sevilla forward is accused of concealing some of his wages to the Spanish tax administration when he played for the Andalusians from 2016 to 2019. Ben Yedder played 138 games with Los Rojiblancos, bagging 70 goals and registering 22 assists.

The initiation of the investigation against Ben Yedder forced him to meet his fiscal obligations, and he reportedly paid €267,597 plus interest. But Spain’s public prosecutor did not drop the charges against the 19-cap France international and believes the French international falsified his tax records on purpose.

Therefore, Ben Yedder could be risking a nine-month prison sentence and a €150k fine. The Monaco forward is to appear in court on February 15th to answer to the charges against him. This season, Ben Yedder has played 27 games with Les Monégasques and scored 17 goals.

GFFN | Bastien Cheval

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