This conclusion was made by tax inspectors after checking Leo Messi for hiding from taxes and money laundering, in which he was indicted. After carrying out the necessary checks experts from Tax Service in Spain think that the player did not know what was going on tax fraud and illegal use of rights to his image.
The oversight of the business tax inspectors gave their testimony this morning in the trial № 3 of Gava, Barcelona province. The main result of the testimony that Leo Messi did not personally owned by him ran the copyright to your own images. The very forward of FC “Barcelona” and his father had already given evidence on the case brought against them by sheltering from the payment of taxes in the same court September 27, 2013.
According to lawyers, the investigation of the “case of the Messi” and the identification of the perpetrators may take several years.
According to official sources in the court of 3 Gava, Leo Messi is not involved in the laundering of money through the exploitation of copyright in their own image. According to the charges, the Argentine striker and his father are accused of hiding from the tax authorities for more than 4 million related to income received by the players in 2007, 2008 and 2009.
According to the report submitted by the two tax inspectors after checking the evidence and circumstances of the case, both the expert concluded that Leo Messi is not personally manages the copyright to their images, and, therefore, has not committed administrative offenses against him on tax evasion.
Argentine and his father, also involved in the case, have already paid five million euros to the tax department of Catalonia, as a ” maintenance payment”.