Former Aston Villa striker John Carew handed jail sentence for tax fraud

Former Aston Villa striker John Carew has been sentenced to 14 months in prison in his native Norway after being found guilty of tax fraud.

The towering target man spent four years with Villa between 2007 and 2011 before brief spells with Stoke City and West Ham brought an end to his career 12 months later, leaving him with 38 goals in 123 Premier League games.

Since retiring, Carew has spent very little time in Norway, with prosecutors working out he was in his homeland for just 230 days between 2014 and 2019, but the country’s financial laws means that was long enough for him to need to…

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