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Messi Pays Back Taxes to Spanish Government
The Sports Xchange, June 25th, 2013 2:08PM

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The Sports Xchange reports that Barcelona striker Lionel Messi has paid the Spanish government $13 million in back taxes, and is attempting to settle an alleged $5 million debt that led to the tax fraud accusations that came to light earlier this month, according to the newspaper La Vanguardia. The payments of about $13 million (10 million euros) was made to cover his image rights for 2010 and 2011.

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