Soccer-Former Egypt forward Aboutrika handed jail sentence for tax evasion - reportReuters | Updated: 13-11-2018 18:15 IST | Created: 13-11-2018 18:15 IST
A commercial and financial crimes court in Cairo passed the sentence against Aboutrika in absentia on Monday, the state-run al-Ahram newspaper reported.
The court found Aboutrika guilty of evading taxes on earnings of 710,000 Egyptian pounds ($40,000) for doing advertisements for a soft drinks and a telecoms firm.
The paper said the court ordered the former player who now lives in Qatar to pay 20,000 pounds as a bond to turn the prison term into a suspended sentence.
Aboutrika, 40, played 100 times for Egypt from 2001-13, scoring 38 goals and helping his country win the African Nations Cup in 2006 and 2008.
($1 = 17.9525 Egyptian pounds) (Reporting by Sami Aboudi, editing by Ed Osmond)