Hiddink guilty of tax fraud

Former Australian football coach and current coach of the
national team
has received a suspended jail sentence of six months and a €45,000
(?33,000) fine for committing tax fraud.

The conviction relates to the period of 2003, his lawyer said.

Hiddink was acquitted for alleged tax fraud in 2002. The lawyer confirmed
that his client would discuss a possible appeal.

The public prosecutor had requested a jail sentence of 10 months and alleged
that Hiddink evaded tax by almost 1.4 million euros (?944,000), the Dutch press

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