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Friday, 27 September 2013

Photo: Football legend Lionel Messi arrives in court for tax fraud case

Four-time FIFA footballer of the year Lionel Messi and his father Jorge arrived in a Spanish court this morning Friday September 27th to answer charges of alleged tax fraud. Messi and his father are being accused of hiding over £3.4 million by filing incomplete tax returns from 2006 to 2009.

The charges against father and son was lodged by a state prosecutor in June 2013 claiming that they tried to conceal earnings from Messi's image rights - charges they both deny.
"I never take care of that (tax) stuff myself and neither does my father," Messi said in July. "We have our lawyers and our wealth managers to take care of that and we trust them and they will sort this out. The truth is I don’t have a clue about all this and that is why we have people taking care of it."
Messi has already paid the Spanish authorities the unpaid tax he's owing plus interest (he paid £4.2m) but because tax fraud is a serious offense in Spain, he still has to make an appearance in court where the courts will determine whether the case is pursued any further. Hopefully it will all end today!

54 comments:

Anonymous said...

Messi?? click here. wow

Anonymous said...

ℓ̊ can categorically tell u dat all ds nonsense bout tax evasion started frm madrid camp,since dey can't beat messi on d field,dey hav decided to destroy hiz image...bt who God don bless no man can curse...he iz an honest footballer so nobory fit bring A̶̲̥̅♏ down ....fcb 4 eva
BARCA GAL

Anonymous said...

Hmmm Mersi Mersi d rich wanna b more richer

Tosin Alaka said...

make una leave my boy alone abeg...#rubbish

bbm pin 23491053 said...

this is d standard. Not the contemporary nigeria society. Rules are made to modify Man. Messi you are great, and great shall you be. Cheers. Engr Emy.

BLOGLORD said...

Big boyntaslking ....I never take care of that stuff neither do my father..our wealth managers do n will sort it.

Choiiii!,levels pass levels o!

BLOGLORD said...

Big boy talking ....I never take care of that stuff neither do my father..our wealth managers do n will sort it.

Choiiii!,levels pass levels.

ade baptista said...

Dats wen u begin 2 apprct naija

bitchplis said...

Send him to jail for 6 months so dat cristiano can rule d football world this season

Anonymous said...

may God c them true cus God has d final say

Anonymous said...

ole!

Anonymous said...

It should end today Biko!aunty lin lin ows london weather treating u,hop fine.we that cannot afford london nw nko!we shld sitbck&relax til u paste ur BD pictures innit?hav a funfiled BD parry.hav a Blast*cheers.BUM

Mich said...

Tax evasion is such a serious crime but of course,not in Nigeria which's why I like it there.
No wonder these rappers buy all sorts of expensive jewelry so Uncle Sam won't deep his long hands into their bank accounts cos that's what happens if the money just sits there.
Goodluck to Messi in court and maybe other celebs would learn to take time out of their busy schedules to check their financial records themselves whether they have an expert for that or not.

Ify Ejim said...

Abeg u guys should free my icon joooor.

mr kelly texas said...

spanish are very wicked not his fan but alist check what this guy has brought to la liga why trying to tanish his lmage?

Anonymous said...

See Big boy tinz. I would be impossible for a prison sentence to be imposed on the almighty Messi. God help us to be recognised in this world.

bishop skima said...

Eeyha messi

BONARIO NNAGS said...

awwwwwwww I'm so in love with Messi. *no homo*
VIVA VISCA FORZA BARCA!!!

~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA3310

Django untamed said...

Let's hope the Judge isn't a Real Madrid fan.

mallam musa said...

oyinbo law no sabi anybody evn presido. PROUDLY A ZEALOT OF ISLAM.

Anonymous said...

Let him go 2 jail sef..even if itz 4 a year..make ronaldo win worldbest..

jbankzE said...

Hahahhahahahhahahaha,wif al em moni?wahala don de b dat oooo

Sane Mind said...

Why are they embarrassing this guy,the money is damn too small for the type of money this brother makes and besides he has fund managers that handles his finances and tax issues,,,they should free him joor!

Slimy said...

Pls they shud end it. #lovemesummessi#

Anonymous said...

They shld leave him joor shey ein don pay d money..Messi all we are saying gives more goallss and champions league

Anonymous said...

I pray he is innocent

Anonymous said...

Nawa ooooo upon all d moni Wey messi get.......

Anonymous said...

Nawaoh, dis kind tin no fit happen 4 naija

morientes bassey said...

He has paid them there money, they shld allow him 2 concentrate nd play good football.

bitchplis said...

Use ur brain girl!

Anonymous said...

Linda didn't post ma comment

ola david said...

Messi the fraudstar..life in prisonment #lobatan

@sinzu said...

Wealth Manager??? Anybody here thinking of what i am thinking?? *Wire wire things*

Make naija boy eye no see ur phone number ooo and make dem hand no touch your email! ;)

Anonymous said...

I sincerely wish for our ow country's sake that we stop sounding like this. Baseless allegations. You leave the substance (there is a charge and he has admitted, even paid up) and yet you say it is a prank by real madrid. There are still places in the world where healthy rivalries exist, even if it has lo g left our shores.

Anonymous said...

U are a big fool for saying this, u n ur over pompous, diver n arrogant cristiano

Anonymous said...

Messi all the way... Keep scoring joooor

Anonymous said...

Dey should leave my love for me oo.....

Anonymous said...

Messi please have mercy.

-Blunt Ibo boy-

Anonymous said...

Messi baby.. The only man i can cheat on my husband with *winks*.. Don't mind our enemies jare.. U will surely prevail as usual.. Much love boo *signs in a love sick manner* Barca forever.. Thank God my husband doesn't come to LIB oh.. He for know say na ♍‎​e.. okbye!!

Anonymous said...

@ barca girl,we don't need messi Α̲̅n̶̲̥̅̊d̶̲̥̅̊ he aint beta dan our ronaldo,pray he sort himself out.100% madridista

Anonymous said...

Dis says it all. No one is above d Law. Only for niaja people dey above Law. #thumbs up messi too much money. PML

Anonymous said...

Ode!!! ( ˘ᵔ˘)

Anonymous said...

Fool dnt bring madrid into dis...its his affair n issue...barca faggots...los blancos(madridista)

Anonymous said...

How can it be empty wen u can't even send my text

Anonymous said...

All the real madrid clowns shaa! Tufia

Eze Chukwumereze said...

Too much money, not a problem for him, his lawyers will handle it.

bitchplis said...

It's ur father dat's a fool.

Chizzy said...

Lol asin eeeEeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeh

Anonymous said...

Wdf!Did u jst say*....more richer. Na wa oh

Anonymous said...

Diz simply means dat d countriez fedral govt r realy putin eyez on him(envynex)

Anonymous said...

I cannot categorically tell you what's going on but all I can say is that if u want to find out what's going on then ask my oga at the top ( my wealth managers). Couch.
Thank you
KING BOSS

Anonymous said...

Merciless Messi Ω̴̩̩̩̥☺ mind them joor! Na bad belle d̲̅εγ worry them. Na only God G̶̲̥̅̊☹ punish Ɣø̲̣̣UЯ enemies. ℓ luv U̶̲̥̅̊ loads. Barca Fø̲̣̣я̅ life.

Anonymous said...

You no go schooll?..... he said he has wealth manager..maybe that's where the fuck up came from...

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