Judge: Lionel Messi should not post bail

September 4, 2013
By Associated Press
MADRID -- A Spanish court has declined a request by the State Agency for Tax Administration to set bail for Lionel Messi and his father in a case of alleged tax fraud after ruling that a payment made satisfied the case's legal requirements.

In a ruling published on Wednesday, a Catalan court says that a payment of more than €5 million ($6.6 million) made by Jorge Horacio Messi, the Barcelona star's father, made it unlikely that either Messi or his father would withhold ...

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