Barcelona player Lionel Messi and his father are under investigation in Spain on suspicion of fraud the state with more than 4 million euros. 25-year-old and his father, Jorge Horacio, allegedly prepared false forms for tax returns during the years 2007-2009.
"Player of the Year" so far made no comment on these allegations. His net salary to Barcelona is said to be 16 million euros, making it the player with the pay of the world. On Wednesday, prosecutor Raquel Amado lawsuit filed in a court in Gava, Barcelons neighborhood where he lives Messi. Judges must accept the charge before the suspect to suit up.
Messi and his father allegedly used company outside Spain in Belize and Uruguay, to sell the rights to use the image of football. The charge in this case is that using these companies abroad where he lives and plays, Messi and his father have avoided paying more than 4 million euros in taxes. If found guilty, Messi could face up to six years in prison and a hefty fine.