Category: Barcelona

Barcelona accept to pay 5.5-million-euro fine over tax evasion charges on Neymar transfer

Barcelona on Monday accepted to pay a 5.5-million-euro ($6.2 million) fine over Neymar’s contested 2013 transfer in a deal with prosecutors that sees the club avoid trial on tax evasion charges. “It was better to accept this agreement than continue on with the uncertainty that has dragged on for a… – Continue reading

Javier Mascherano sentenced to jail over tax evasion charges – but is unlikely to serve prison time

The Argentine has been fined €815,000 and handed a year’s sentence for two counts of fiscal crimes committed in 2011 and 2012 Javier Mascherano has been sentenced to a year in prison but is unlikely to ever serve time in jail, after a verdict was reached in his tax evasion… – Continue reading

Lionel Messi’s tax fraud trial conflicts with Copa America

MADRID (AP) – Lionel Messi’s tax fraud trial has been set for May 31-June 3, conflicting with the start of the centennial Copa America in the United States. The Copa America Centenario will kick off June 3, meaning the five-time world player of the year will not have the best… – Continue reading