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Lionel Messi Faces Prison Sentence & Heavy Fines Over Tax Fraud As Trial Begins In Spain

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Lionel Messi Faces Prison Sentence & Heavy Fines Over Tax Fraud As Trial Begins In Spain

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May 31, 2016 – Lionel Messi Faces Prison Sentence & Heavy Fines Over Tax Fraud As Trial Begins In Spain

The trial of popular footballer Messi on tax fraud charges has begun in Spain.

The Barcelona Footballer and his dad Jorge are accused of defrauding Spain of over $4.5million between 2007 and 2009.

According to authorities, the two reportedly used tax havens in Belize and Uruguay to conceal earnings from image rights.

Lionel Messi is expected to appear in court on Thursday

In 2013, Messi and his father made a voluntary payment of $5.6million to clear off the unpaid tax plus interest but the Spanish Agency is still demanding heavy fines and prison sentences.



  1. Metu Nyetu

    May 31, 2016 at 3:41 PM

    Choi. Over-sharp no good o. The day it backfires would be like hell has let loose. It would be too bad for him if at last they nail him.


    May 31, 2016 at 4:04 PM


  3. bOKEEM

    May 31, 2016 at 4:14 PM

    with all the salary he’s earning, nawa ooo

  4. D Hunter

    May 31, 2016 at 6:28 PM

    This kind of embrrassment can‘t come to my Cristiano Ronaldo, the latest Champions league Cup hero.

    I take a stroll…

  5. Danti

    May 31, 2016 at 7:59 PM

    Nobody is completely free from such problem! In Europe and America taxes are inherently tethered to your yansh, to lessen the vestige, you must constantly learn about life-saving tax credits. Famed individual such Messi, Ronaldo, and wealthy thespians are monitored everyday. Ten years ago Diego Maradona was arrested in Italy for failing to fulfill his tax obligation when playing for Napoli in the eighties; his gold earring was seized by the authority before he was released. Do not play smart with them by not declaring your total earnings or try to strategize with irregular numbers/ pseudo-gymnastic, meen, this fuckers know numbers.

  6. fifelomo

    May 31, 2016 at 8:02 PM

    With all his earnings?

  7. Yinka

    May 31, 2016 at 8:02 PM

    Lionel Messi go to prison?????? That cannot happen in any country of the world in this generation, unless maybe he actually physically kills someone. They will go through the drama of taking him to court and perhaps fine him. Not only in Nigeria are some people sacred! Besides, what he’s accused of doing is unbelievably common among the rich and famous. Have you not heard of the ‘Panama papers’? Next topic a beg

  8. sola olaniyi

    May 31, 2016 at 8:16 PM

    tax evasion..upon all the money he has

  9. Maryf

    May 31, 2016 at 9:06 PM

    They should leave them na, since they’ve paid $5.6million already. Habaaa

  10. sharon stone

    May 31, 2016 at 9:24 PM

    Spain want to reap where dey did not sow

  11. amaechi

    May 31, 2016 at 10:05 PM

    Messi made it clear that he only knows of what he earns that his father as his manager takes care of every other things for him. He said he signed so many documents without reading their context since he trusts his father. don’t forget manchester united paid some money for making mikel wear their jersey without signing him and also for false announcement, madrid where disqualified from copa del rey for fielding unregistered player and fined.

  12. Olanrewaju

    May 31, 2016 at 10:13 PM

    Spain authority just wanna ruin his career coz he still have a long way to go. He will pay his fine and not go to prison. Should messi go to prison then its the plan of madrid,coz they’re the one in power

  13. Bench

    May 31, 2016 at 11:15 PM

    EgberriMama or wetin am I call upon you for, are you want to do show for here? Are you think say is only you weyris posibul to speak another language weyris not English? My mama was borning me for Zimbabwe so I sabi speak their language. Babu zwebada mbweze i olugramweze zepelin? As I no sabi wetin you was say, you are also not sabi wetin I am say. Is one one.

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