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Accused of £3.4million tax fraud!
Apparently Messi is being investigated for an alleged £3.4MILLION tax fraud in Spain. He and his dad, Jorge, are accused of filing fraudulent tax returns from 2006-2009 according to a spokesman for tax crime in Catalonia. The best player in the world is rumoured to earn £250,000k a week and £13m in endorsements. Last year the player agreed a new six-year deal with Barcelona worth an estimated £17million-a-year after tax which will run until 2018.
He revealed his shock at allegations and insisted he has done nothing wrong.
In a statement the Argentine forward hit back saying: "We have just known through the media about the claim filed by the Spanish tax authorities. We are surprised about this news, because we have never committed any infringement. We have always fulfilled all our tax obligations, following the advice of our tax consultants who will take care of clarifying this situation."
Will this be proven & destroy Messi's good guy image?
Linked Player: Lionel Messi