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Messi Escapes Prosecution over Spanish Tax Case

  • ESPN FC, Wednesday, June 18, 2014 10:01 AM

A Spanish judge has accepted that Lionel Messi should not be prosecuted for having broken Spanish tax law, but a case against his father, Jorge Messi, is reportedly set to continue. Spain’s tax authorities have accused the Messis of not paying four million euros ($5.4 million) due in relation to the Barcelona player’s “image rights” earned from 2007-2009. The Barca striker appeared in court in on September 2013, saying that his father looked after all his financial affairs, and he knew nothing about how income was handled or taxes paid. The 26-year-old has now been told that he no longer has a case to answer.

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