Soccer Great Messi Accused of Owing $5.3M in Back Taxes

Lionel Messi, considered the greatest soccer player in the world, has reportedly been accused of owing $5.3 million in unpaid income taxes to the Spanish government. 

According to the Associated Press, the FC Barca star and his father "are accused of three offenses against the public purse for allegedly defrauding millions on income tax returns for 2007, 2008 and 2009."

A judge "must accept the prosecutor's lawsuit before charges can be brought against Messi and his father." A Spanish prosecutor in Catalonia filed the complaint. 


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