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Mascherano to appear in court on tax fraud charges

Mascherano to appear in court on tax fraud charges
Mascherano to appear in court on tax fraud charges
A court in Gava near Barcelona has decided to proceed with the complaint against Javier Mascherano, where the player is accused of having defrauded...
Javier Mascherano
Javier Mascherano

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A court in Gava near Barcelona has decided to proceed with the complaint against Javier Mascherano, where the player is accused of having defrauded €1.55 million from his image rights by using companies set up in the United States and Portugal between 2011 and 2012, according to the prosecutor. That is why Mascherano will have to testify before the judge on 29 October.

Although the Blaugrana have already paid the amount of money lacking plus almost 200,000 euros interest, he is also alleged to have concealed from the tax authorities the income from a contract with sportswear manufacturer Nike.