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Team Messi Denies Drug Money Laundering Involvement
AFP, December 17th, 2013 10:22AM
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Lionel Messi Management on Tuesday released a series of statements in response to the El Mundo report that Leo’s father and LMM President Jorge Messi was involved in laundering Colombian drug money through Messi’s charity soccer association ‘Messi and Friends.'

“Jorge Messi has never been connected to the case,” LMM said in a statement. “He has not been investigated or called to testify, much less charged. We hope that the newspaper El Mundo will correct the published story in line with the information released by the Interior Ministry,” it said.

Spain’s police and the Interior Ministry on Tuesday said a Colombian promoter was suspected of laundering drug money through concerts and sporting events in Spain, South America and the United States, but there was no evidence of any wrongdoing by Messi, his family, or other players who featured in the charity matches organized by ‘Messi and Friends.’

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