Panama Papers: This lie that risks nailing Lionel Messi
This new episode concerning the company of Lionel Messi could well nail the international Argentine. According to Parisians reporter, Lionel Messi lied about the period during which his company was operating when the global politico-financial scandal broke out.
It will be recalled that between 2007 and 2013, with the help of his father, the pulga had concealed from the tax authorities of its numerous advertising gains.
Several documents from the firm Mossack Fonseca, recovered by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) show that Lionel Messi has indeed lied or at least his lawyers.
Contrary to the statements of the Barcelona, its offshore company Mega Star Enterprises is still active.
It is difficult for Lionel Messi to concentrate on the Russian world cup with this business of Panamas Papers that sticks to his skin. With this new revelation, the case does not seem to be over yet.
An email dating from May 2016, retrieved by ICIJ in 2018, explains to its recipients that “the customer uses the company well”. As a precautionary measure, the tax evasion firm resigned all the directors attached to Mega Star Enterprises.
According to the newspaper Le Monde, the company of the five-fold golden ball is, in June 2018, still active. It is now administered by Orillac, Carles & Guardia, a competitor of Mossack Fonseca. But this kind of transfer can only be done with the agreement of the shareholders, in other words by Messi and his father, who had already assumed responsibility for the flight of capital of his son.
This new scandal is likely to splash once again the Argentine star.