John Carew: Ex-footballer given jail time period for tax fraud in Norway

Former Norwegian footballer John Carew has been sentenced to 14 months in jail for tax fraud.

The 43-year-old was discovered responsible of failing to declare round 12.8 million kroner (€1.2m) in revenue to Norwegian tax authorities between 2014 and 2019.

Carew had claimed he was residing within the UK, however authorities discovered he had spent greater than 183 days in Norway throughout that interval.

He was additionally convicted of failing to declare a private fortune of greater than 300m kroner (€29m). Along with the jail sentence, Carew was additionally fined 540,000 kroner (€52,000).

The Oslo courtroom mentioned on Wednesday that Norway’s jail service would resolve how Carew serves his sentence.

The previous striker’s lawyer Berit Reiss-Andersen has mentioned they might learn the decision earlier than a doable enchantment.

“The courtroom discovered that he acted with gross negligence, however not deliberately,” Reiss-Andersen mentioned, including that Carew “needed to make amends”.

The previous Norwegian worldwide performed for 9 European golf equipment over 15 years, together with Valencia, Roma, Lyon, and Aston Villa.

He additionally performed 91 occasions for his nation between 1998 and 2011 earlier than embarking on an performing profession.