Wed, 12 Jun 2013 19:00:00 GMT | By Reuters

Messi and father accused of tax fraud in Spain

Lionel Messi and his father have been accused by Spanish tax authorities of defrauding the state of more than four million euros


Messi and father accused of tax fraud in Spain (© AFP)

Madrid: Barcelona's Argentina forward Lionel Messi and his father have been accused by Spanish tax authorities of defrauding the state of more than four million euros.

World Player of the Year Messi and his father Jorge allegedly filed fraudulent tax returns for the years 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009, according to a spokesman for the prosecutor's office for tax crimes in Catalonia.

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