French striker Wissam Ben Yedder, who currently plays for Monaco, is facing a potential 9-month prison sentence for tax fraud, as reported by RMC Sport.
The accusations stem from when Ben Yedder played for Sevilla and allegedly concealed part of his wages from the Spanish tax administration. During his time at Sevilla, he played 138 games, scored 70 goals and provided 22 assists.
The investigation into the matter prompted Ben Yedder to meet his tax obligations and he paid €267,597 along with interest.
However, the Spanish public prosecutor has not dropped the charges and believes that Ben Yedder deliberately falsified his tax records.
As a result, he could face a 9-month prison sentence and a €150k fine.
Ben Yedder is scheduled to appear in court on February 15th to address the charges against him. So far this season, he has played 27 games for Monaco and scored 17 goals.