Former Egyptian striker Mohamed Aboutrik was sentenced to one year in prison for tax evasion.
Former Egyptian striker Mohamed Aboutrik, one of the country's most famous athletes, has been sentenced to one year in prison for tax evasion, according to local media reports.
The court in Cairo on Monday condemned Onrika in absentia, the al-Ahram daily reported. The former player was accused of tax evasion with a profit of 710,000 Egyptian pounds (about 35,500 euros) for advertising for a non-alcoholic beverage and telecommunication company.
Punishment of the company Aboutrika could be changed to stay if the player pays a deposit of 20,000 Egyptian pounds (about 1,000 euros).
About 40, he lives in Qatar today. Between 2001 and 2013, he wore the Egyptian jersey 100 times (38 goals). In 2006 and 2008 he contributed to the success of his country in the African Nations Cups.