The tax administration of Spain has not found evidence that the forward of the Spanish club “Barcelona” Lionel Messi was laundering money through friendly matches organized by the charitable Foundation of a football player, according to El Mundo Deportivo.
Suspicion fell six charity matches that Messi was organized in 2012 and 2013 in six countries of Latin America.
Law enforcement authorities investigate the circumstances of the transfer of the five transfers totalling 1 million euros from the organizers of at least two matches on the accounts of the company, which is registered in Curacao in the Netherlands Antilles. The recipient in the official documents is Guillermo Marin, a friend of Messi.
It is noted that it confirmed suspicions of money laundering in relation to the Messi. The investigation will continue in part of the tax component of the issue. In that case, if you find that the Argentine had not declared the income from matches, the case will be transferred to the tax authority at the place of residence of the player in Barcelona, notes TASS.