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Messi, father 'charged for tax fraud'

June 20, 2013
By ESPN staff
Barcelona star Lionel Messi and his father, Jorge, have been indicted on tax fraud charges and a court hearing has been scheduled for September 17, according to El Pais.

Public prosecutor Raquel Amado filed a complaint at a Barcelona district court on June 12 alleging that the reigning, four-time World Player of the Year evaded €4.2 million in tax between 2007 and 2009, the Spanish newspaper reports.

Messi has denied any wrongdoing - as has his father - and his lawyers ...

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