Lionel Messi in trouble with the law

By Drum Digital
21 June 2013

Lionel Messi and his father were ordered by a Spanish court on Thursday to appear for questioning in September as part of an investigation into tax fraud allegations, Sapa reports. It is alleged the soccer star and his father Jorge defrauded the Spanish tax office of about $5.3 million. Sapa reports the Barcelona and Argentina star and his father will appear before judge Anju Deb Rani in Gava on Sept. 17.

If charged and found guilty, Messi and his father could face a fine amounting to 150 percent of the concealed earnings and between two and six years in prison, although an out-of-court deal is another possible outcome.

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