Modric appears in Madrid court in tax fraud case

Published 9:03 a.m. ET Jan. 9, 2018

MADRID (AP) — Croatia midfielder Luka Modric has appeared in court in a tax fraud case in Madrid.

Officials said Tuesday Modric was in court for about 10 minutes along with his wife and lawyer. The player’s wife, Vadja, is also being accused of tax irregularities.

Spanish prosecutors have accused the Real Madrid midfielder of defrauding tax authorities of 870,728 euros (about $1 million) in 2013 and 2014.

Local newspaper El Mundo says Modric has already paid nearly 1 million ($1.2 million) to tax authorities to…

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