CRISTIANO RONALDO’S brother is being investigated for fraud, according to reports.
It is claimed Hugo Dinarte Aveiro – ten years older than the five-time Ballon d’Or winner – ordered the production of 13,000 fake replica jerseys.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s brother Hugo Dinarte Aveiro is allegedly being investigated for fraudCredit: Getty – Contributor
According to La Stampa and La Repubblica newspapers, via Football Italia, the Mussara company – owned by the Juventus star and run by his brother – ordered special edition jerseys to be manufactured.
The reports add that Pegaso, a Turin company, were commissioned with the project.
They were to be paid £450,000 for the production of the shirts which were completed with the CR7Museu logo – Ronaldo’s museum.
It is then alleged that Mussara denied ever giving Pegaso permission to go ahead and begin production of the fake replica jerseys.
They are thought to be exact copies of Adidas’ designs.
The German brand have made Juventus’ kits since 2015 and are under a £46million-a-year contract with the Serie A giants until 2027.
The report adds Mussara demanded Pegaso hand over the shirts for £3.60 each in order for them to be destroyed.
However, Pegaso believe they spotted the very same products on sale at the Cristiano Ronaldo Museum in Madeira for £36 each.
Manager Andrea Pirlo only pockets £1.6million-per-year after taking charge of the club
As a result, Pegaso are understood to be suing Mussara with Hugo Dinarte Aveiro among those being looked into for any possible wrongdoing.
Torino Corriere also report that there is a legal dispute between Mussara and Juventus over the use of legal rights to Ronaldo’s trademark.
It is claimed the Mussara company commissioned fake replica jerseys which are identical in design to Adidas’ kit designCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Pegaso believe the jerseys are on sale at the Cristiano Ronaldo Museum in Madeira for ten times the price they were paidCredit: AFP – Getty