SHOCK! Former Juventus and France star sentenced to two years in prison!
Former Juventus and France star Jonathan Zebina has been sentenced to two years in prison for tax fraud, it was revealed on Tuesday.
The 39 year-old has been ordered to pay a fine of €10,000 for the non-payment of taxes between 2011 and 2013, and also to reimburse the €1,0100,689 that he was deemed to have defrauded.
However, despite the two year sentence the Frenchman may not have to actually serve any jail time if the fines are paid accordingly.
Zebina was a versatile defender during his playing career and spent six years at Juventus, playing over 150 times and winning two Serie A titles – both of which were annulled in the Calciopoli scandal in 2006.
Born in Paris, he started his career at Cannes and went on to spend 13 years in Italy, including four years at Roma and later spells with Brescia and Cagliari.
In 2005 he also made one appearance for the France national team in a friendly draw with Sweden. Since his retirement in 2014 he has been doing some television work with Eurosport.
This will certainly put a stain on Zebina’s career, and comes in the midst of a number of high-profile tax scandals.
The likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Javier Mascherano and Ricardo Carvalho have all been involved in recent controversies amongst others.
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