Manny Pacquiao says a criminal complaint against him by the Philippine tax bureau is “plain and simple harassment” and he has never shortchanged the government.
The Philippine congressman dismissed media speculation Monday that he may follow fellow boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. to prison, saying “I would rather see him inside the ring, not in a jail.”
Pacquiao was slapped with a criminal complaint for allegedly failing to submit tax documents.
Prosecutors haven’t decided if there is enough evidence for a court case. Pacquiao could face up to two years in prison if convicted.