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Report: Messi Sr. in Drug Money Laundering Investigation
Football Espana, December 16th, 2013 12:20PM

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TAGS:  barcelona, lionel messi, soccer business, spain

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The family of Barcelona striker Lionel Messi is considering legal action against Spanish daily El Mundo, which reported that Jorge Messi, Leo’s father and agent, is under investigation by the Central Operation Unit of Spain’s Civil Guard (UCO), for allegedly laundering proceeds from drug trafficking. According to the report, UCO believes that money from a Colombian drug network was laundered through the purchase of tickets from rock concerts and high profile friendlies, such as "Messi and Friends."

The report also claimed that four Barcelona players -- Messi, Dani Alves, Javier Mascherano and Jose Manuel Pinto -- were questioned about their knowledge of any dubious business dealings in conjunction with the event that they participated in last summer.

As yet, there has been no official comment from the Messi family, but Sport, a Catalan sports daily, claims that the family intends to release a statement denying the allegations made against Jorge, in addition to considering legal action against El Mundo for running a smear campaign against them.

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