The Argentine star facing prosecution for tax evasion
Lionel Messi is going through a great football moment in Barcelona. Headline and appears in every game since the arrival of Luis Enrique as coach, the Argentinian seems to find its weak point off the court as the Spanish justice has decided to put him on trial for tax fraud.
In the last hours, a judge in Gava (Barcelona) dismissed an action lawyers had submitted footballer to avoid being charged in three counts of tax fraud.
The judge held that the Barcelona striker could not ignore the economic activities developed his father, Jorge Messi, and his representative.
According to the newspaper As of Spain, the prosecutor in the case supported the position of Messi and he could find no tracks player proving knowledge regarding tax evasion being done. However, the judge held that it was a subjective "opinion" by the prosecutor that the player "is at the edge of economic, contractual and management of tax revenue generated."
From the economic aspect, the Argentine had paid his debt to the Spanish treasury payment on last July about 60 million euros. The sum corresponded affidavits the years 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013, plus penalties and interest generated by the delay. With this payment, Messi had become the largest contributor to the history of Spain, and pay over 100 million euros in 2007 to date.
Traslation Belén Zapata