Hamilton reveals 'amazing' Alonso message
Lewis Hamilton has explained why congratulatory text messages from Fernando Alonso and Ron Dennis meant so much to him.Explaining how he had received 400 messages from well-wishers in the wake of his title-winning drive at the US GP, Hamilton said one from his former team-mate was particularly special.
Former Liverpool and Bayern Munich midfielder Xabi Alonso has been acquitted of tax fraud by a court in Madrid.
Alonso was accused of defrauding the Spanish tax office of almost €2million between 2010 and 2012, when he was at Real Madrid.
The Prosecutor's Office had called for a two-and-a-half-year prison sentence, but at a ruling on Tuesday, Alonso – who had always denied any wrongdoing – was found not guilty.
Two advisors to Alonso, Ivan Zaldua and Ignasi Maestre, were also acquitted.
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A California appeals court appeared strongly inclined Monday to give new life to lawsuits filed by two men who accuse Michael Jackson of repeatedly molesting them when they were boys. Three judges from the 2nd District Court of Appeal said in a tentative ruling that lawsuits from James Safechuck and Wade Robson against two corporate entities that Jackson owned should be reconsidered by the trial court that dismissed them in 2017.
Several high-profile names have been the subject of separate tax cases in Spain.
In June 2018, former Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo – now with Juventus – accepted a suspended two-year jail term and total fine of €18.8million to end a dispute with authorities in relation to the taxation of image rights.
A year earlier, Spain's public prosecutor agreed to substitute a suspended 21-month prison sentence with a fine for Barcelona star Lionel Messi.
Alonso joined Liverpool in 2004 and spent five years with the Reds, winning a Champions League and FA Cup during his time on Merseyside.
He won another Champions League with Madrid, as well as a LaLiga title and two Copas del Rey before seeing out his career at Bayern where he collected three Bundesliga trophies and a DFB-Pokal medal.
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Irish Football Association fraud investigation sees two charged .
Reports suggest around £200,000 was lost from the clubs coffersIt was claimed back in August that around £200,000 had disappeared from the sports organisation’s coffers.