Judge summons Lionel Messi in tax fraud case

Updated: 20 June 2013 18:02 IST

The 25-year-old four time World Player of the Year and his father Jorge Horacio are accused of defrauding the Spanish tax authorities of more than four million euros ($5 million,

Madrid:

A Spanish judge has named Barcelona star Lionel Messi as a suspect in a tax fraud probe and summoned him to appear in court on September 17, a spokesman for the public prosecutor's office in Barcelona said Thursday.

The 25-year-old four time World Player of the Year and his father Jorge Horacio are accused of defrauding the Spanish tax authorities of more than four million euros ($5 million, £3.4 million).

Topics : Football Barcelona Lionel Andres Messi
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