Naija Daily Facts
Thursday, June 20, 2013
LIONEL MESSI SET FOR COURT DATE OVER ALLEGED £3.4M FRAUD
and his dad Jorge have been summoned by a Spanish court for questioning as part of an investigation into tax fraud allegations.
The four times
d’Or winner has been accused of defrauding the Spanish authorities of £3.4m.
It’s claimed the Argentinian star, along with Jorge, used companies abroad to sell the rights to use Messi’s
They both deny the allegations.
A court in the town of Gava, near
, accepted a state prosecutor’s
alleging the duo defrauded the Spanish tax office.
They have been called to appear for questioning on September 17.
The player’s net salary from Barcelona is believed to be around £13.7m a year.
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