Football: Messi's tax hearing put back 10 days
MADRID (REUTERS) - Barcelona forward Lionel Messi and his father will appear in court to answer charges of tax evasion on Sept 27 after a hearing scheduled for next week was postponed, a court statement said on Tuesday.
Football's World Player of the Year and his father Jorge Messi, who both denied wrongdoing, allegedly hid more than four million euros (S$6.74 million) by filing incomplete returns for the years 2006 to 2009.
They have already made a "corrective payment" to the Spanish authorities of just over five million euros.
A lawyer for the Argentinian pair asked for a Sept 17 hearing to be postponed as he had another commitment that day.