Messi was accused of laundering money through the charity

Месси обвинили в отмывании денег через благотворительный фонд

The football player of “Barcelona” Lionel Messi and his father suspected in money laundering through the charity Foundation “Leo Messi”, according to La Repubblica.

According to the report, the allegations against Messi were nominated after the previous week one of the former employees of the Foundation informed the court about the fraud with the money that was to be used for social projects.

Messi and his father deny the charges, saying that “the complaint is devoid of any basis”.

Note, the Argentinian is not the first time suspected of financial crimes. In July 2016 with his father was already sentenced to 21 months in prison on charges of tax evasion. The investigation considered that in the period from 2007 to 2009, the player and his father hid from the tax authorities of the order of 4.1 million euros.

However, the player escaped imprisonment, because in Spain the sentence to two years for economic crimes not punishable by actual imprisonment.

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