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Footballer Lionel Messi investigated for tax fraud

2013-06-12 15:45:51

Lionel Messi

Barcelona's footballer Lionel Messi and his father are being investigated in Spain for allegedly defrauding the state of more than 4m euros (£3.4m).

The Argentina forward and his father, Jorge, are suspected of filing fraudulent tax returns for 2007-09, Spanish officials say.

The 25-year-old World Player of the Year has so far made no comment on the allegation.

Source: bbc.co.uk

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