Former Premier League striker can face 2 years of jail because of tax evasion

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Former West Ham and Aston Villa player John Carew are on the edge of facing two years of jail because of tax evasion. He may also have to pay a hefty fine to cover up the tax.

Oslo district court prosecution has requested a 2-year jail and a fine of £45,353 for the striker.

Carew on his lawyer’s suggestion has pleaded guilty to all the charges.

Carew said:

I trusted him blindly. I have been convinced that he was right. He controlled me almost like a puppet,

I understand that it is grossly negligent of me to trust him so much, but that is why I have done it.”

However, the police attorney believes that John had many chances in the past to rectify the information given to the authorities.

John Carew’s football career

Having been born in Norway, he never really spend much time there playing football. He started his professional career by playing for Valerenga and then going to Rosenborg.

Although his journey to the top-5 league started with a move to Valencia. He played for Roma, Lyon, and Besiktas and eventually moved to Aston Villa making it the highlight of his career.

Other than this he had small spells with West Ham and Stoke City. On the international level, he represented Norway in 91 games, scoring 24 goals.

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