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Lionel Messi Tax Fraud Trial Opens In Spain

Lionel Messi Tax Fraud Trial Opens In Spain

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Football star, Lionel Messi’s tax fraud trial started yesterday and will continue till Thursday when the footballer will appear in court. Messi and his father Jorge Messi who is also his financial manager, are accused of defrauding the Spanish government of more than €4m (£3m; $4.5m) between 2007 and 2009.

According to Messi’s lawyers, the footballer isn’t aware of anything that happens with his finances and should be cleared of any wrongdoing, but the tax authorities who want large fines and a prison sentence for the footballer say that Messi can’t claim ignorance with regards to his financial affairs as his father, Jorge, heads his management team.
The Police authorities alleged that the two used tax havens in Belize and Uruguay to conceal earnings from image rights.

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