Found September 04, 2013 on Fox Soccer:
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A Spanish court has declined a request by the State Agency for Tax Administration to set bail for Lionel Messi and his father in a case of alleged tax fraud after ruling that a payment made satisfied the case's legal requirements. In its ruling, a Catalan court said a payment of more than 5 million euros ($6.6 million) made by Jorge Horacio Messi, the Barcelona star's father, made it unlikely that either Messi or his father would withhold funds ''during the legal process of a pending tax fraud trial.'' The complaint, originally lodged by Raquel Amado, a state prosecutor for the northeastern region of Catalonia, alleged Messi tried to conceal the extent of his earnings and that he owed 4 million euros ($5.3 million) in back taxes. ''Given the global impact of professional footballer Lionel Andres Messi Cuccittini, and therefore his solvency,'' and the payment of 5,016,542.27 euros, an amount ''the tax agency deems appropriate,'&#...
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