Messi To Face Tax Evasion Trial

Just when you thought Messi’s troubles were over, they actually starting. Barcelona’s forward, Lionel Messi will face trial for alleged tax evasion row, according to a ruling by a Spanish judge.

According to BBC news, the judge rejected a prosecution recommendation to drop the charges on the grounds the player’s father was responsible for his finances.

Messi and his father Jorge are accused of defrauding the authorities of more than Kshs.444m between 2007 and 2009 The pair, who deny wrongdoing, have five days to appeal against the ruling.

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