Messi was accused of money laundering


Lionel Messitte: Emilio Morenatti/ AP Photo

Argentine Prosecutor Pablo Turano is accused striker Lionel Messi in money laundering. About it reports TV channel Todo Noticias.

The consequence asks to check the activities of the charitable Foundation “Leo Messi”. According to investigators, the organization could be used to launder money: donations from the Fund was transferred to accounts in offshore zones.

Turano is accused Messi after he talked with one of the former employees of the charitable Foundation. He said that translated to the organization the money was not used to implement social projects.

In June 2017 completed another trial against Messi. He was accused of tax evasion in the amount of 4.1 million euros. The footballer was sentenced to 21 months in prison, but the Prosecutor agreed to replace the punishment with a fine of 250 thousand euros.

Messi is a five-time winner of the Golden ball, awarded to the best player in the world. Together with Barcelona, the Argentine player eight times became the champion of Spain, five times winner of the Cup of Spain, and four times winner of the Champions League.

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