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    Barcelona star Messi and his father accused of £3.4m tax fraud

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2340218/Lionel-Messi-accused-tax-fraud-worth-3-4m.html?ico=sport^headlines

    Lionel Messi has been accused of tax fraud to the tune of £3.4million.

    A lawsuit was lodged against the Barcelona forward and his father by a state prosecutor for the north eastern region of Catalonia.

    The complaint has been submitted for trial in Gava, the upscale Barcelona district where the 25-year-old lives.

    Both Messi and his father, Jorge Horacio, are accused of three offences against the public purse for allegedly defrauding more than £3.4m in income tax returns relating to the years 2007, 2008 and 2009.

    A judge at the courthouse must accept the prosecutor's lawsuit before charges can be brought.

    Barcelona declined to comment on the lawsuit while Messi expressed his surprise.

    He said: 'We have just known through the media about the claim filed by the Spanish tax authorities. We are surprised about those news, because we have never committed any infringement.

    'We have always fulfilled all our tax obligations, following the advices of our Tax Consultants who will take care of clarifying this situation.'

    Messi is enjoying a day off after playing for his national team in Quito, where Argentina was held to 1-1 by Ecuador in a qualifying match for the World Cup.

    Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella has said Messi was expected to be included in the lineup for a friendly against Guatemala on Friday.

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    im in law school but still have no idea how this thing works lol

    anyway if he says they didnt do it i believe him. there is really no reason for it... he is one of the richest athletes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alencp3 View Post
    im in law school but still have no idea how this thing works lol

    anyway if he says they didnt do it i believe him. there is really no reason for it... he is one of the richest athletes.
    Rich dont like giving up their money tho. However, I'd guess in this case it is either the dad did it or they hired a bad tax guy, by bad I mean someone that doesn't have messi interests at heart but his own.

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    if its true he should be jailed.
    start the investigation on cristhine too , sheprobably does the same, he was born in madeira after all where taxes are "funny".

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    can you even picture what will happen in the world if messi goes to jail? there will be protests all over the world... end of the world possibly. its serious business.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hellcrooner:26424456
    if its true he should be jailed.
    start the investigation on cristhine too , sheprobably does the same, he was born in madeira after all where taxes are "funny".
    Please explain what this has to do with Cristiano Ronaldo and Madeira. What does a neighboring country's island and another individual have to do with this? Get out of here with that trolling.

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    madeira is up there with the caimán islands, sheychelles, Gibraltar etc about dirty bussines with money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hellcrooner View Post
    if its true he should be jailed.
    start the investigation on cristhine too , sheprobably does the same, he was born in madeira after all where taxes are "funny".
    messi has the money to hire good lawyers. case will be thrown out

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    Quote Originally Posted by D1RoseJM View Post
    messi has the money to hire good lawyers. case will be thrown out
    It wont.

    The best he can do is plead guilty and pay the fine ( twice the amount he hid from the "irs") if he goes to trial and lose he will have to pay 6 times the amount and could even go to jail.

    On other news, Real i under investigation from Europe for the bussiness they have made with the Major and the Council of Madrid .

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    Quote Originally Posted by alencp3 View Post
    im in law school but still have no idea how this thing works lol

    anyway if he says they didnt do it i believe him. there is really no reason for it... he is one of the richest athletes.
    dear god...

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    well if he really do it then it does not matter cauze he can pay that much price....

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