Former world primary Arantxa Sanchez Vicario has been given a suspended two-year jail sentence for fraud.
Sanchez Vicario, her ex-husband Josep Santacana and three different folks have been convicted at a Barcelona legal courtroom of hiding belongings to keep away from paying a debt to the Financial institution of Luxembourg.
Santacana was sentenced to 3 years and three months in jail.
The couple, who denied the costs, have been additionally ordered to pay 6.6m euros (£5.6m) in compensation.
Sanchez Vicario had blamed Santacana, arguing he had been dealing with her cash and that she was not conscious of any illegality or belongings being tampered with.
In sentencing, the courtroom stated though Sanchez Vicario didn’t have the monetary data to hold out the operations, she “had full data” of what was achieved together with her belongings with “the total consciousness” of the debt she nonetheless had with the Financial institution of Luxembourg.
The case stems from the Spaniard being ordered in 2009 by the Supreme Courtroom to pay a 5.2m-euro (£4.5m) high-quality for tax fraud between 1989 and 2003, when she was resident in Spain somewhat than Andorra, as she had stated.
The Spanish state collected the cash via the Financial institution of Luxembourg however the financial institution later accused the couple, who divorced in 2019, of failing to pay again the debt and concealing belongings.
Sanchez Vicario, 52, received 4 Grand Slam singles titles and 10 doubles titles throughout her taking part in profession between 1985 and 2002 and was the primary Spanish participant to achieve world primary.
She received the Wimbledon ladies’s doubles title in 1995 and is a two-time Wimbledon singles finalist, shedding to German nice Steffi Graf on each events – 1995 and 1996.
The Spaniard additionally received two bronze and two silver medals representing Spain on the 1992 and 1996 Olympic Video games.