Friday, January 22, 2016

Javier Mascherano sentenced to jail over tax evasion charges 

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 case. The Argentine has been fined €815,000 and handed a year's sentence for two counts of fiscal crimes committed in 2011 and 2012.

Mascherano has previously admitted to the offences, repaid the money owed and paid a hefty fine as recompense.

After such compliance with the investigation, the court is expected to grant the wish of Mascherano and his lawyer, David Aineto, in suspending the custodial sentence in exchange for a further fine.

The Barcelona star said in a statement released on Thursday: "I'm a professional sportsman and I don't know a lot about legal and financial matters.

Javier Mascherano's statement in full:
Today I have reached an agreement with the Spanish tax authorities, with a firm verdict agreed by all parties. Thus, with a resolution now for the legal matters and with the relief of having sorted my tax situation, I would like to make a brief statement.
After agreeing my move to Barcelona I contracted a specialist tax agency with well-known professionals that enjoy a great reputation. According to my situation they recommended me certain structures, all within the law, telling me that they were normal, transparent and accepted procedures.
I was assessed by these professionals from 2010 to 2014 I decided to change agency because of the proceedings I was facing, and with evidence that the problems may not be 'potential' but in fact very real. My new agency recommended that I pay the tax authorities the money they were claiming, presenting also a corrective payment.
Now, finally, after a long wait this agreement has arrived which allows me to relax again and go about my daily life.
I'm a professional sportsman and I don't know a lot about legal and financial matters.
Therefore I must rely on the people that manage these technical, and for me, complicated, issues.
All my career I have been an honest and responsible person... I will take this experience that has accosted me as another experience which I will leave stronger and calmed by the fact that I am once again within the law. 

68 comments:

ify said...

Too bad

Bonita Bislam said...

Lol he can't serve the jail term as long as money is in his bank account

Clement Sunday said...

Nawaa o na people wey get law

esther owem said...

Ok seen

Adaobilinda her sexcellency said...

Nawaooo

Reuben Marshal said...

but wait ooo..... why is it that all this barcelona players dont pay tax
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first it was lionel messy now its javor
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na them know

Julie- babe said...

Abeg, they should forgive him for my sake.

Pesin Pikin said...

Wow! First it was Messi and now him???!!!

Paul Ocheke said...

Pity... Double your hustle

Olivia Ngene said...

Seriously?












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Odibe Blessing said...

Whoahh!!!like serus.

benita ilide said...

Linda dis's so yesterday news na.. But y always Barca players huh, dis guys should work on their greed nd managers too

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michael martins said...

barce star are always having tax problems nawa ooo

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Na wa....it getting over boring

BONARIO NNAGS said...

He will walk away with just a fine.
Viva visca forca Barcelona.


~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA LUMIA

HUSBAND MATERIAL said...

Not paying tax wit all d moni his making... it's bad oo

Olaaliu said...

OK

samson adele said...

Alright oooo now u can Focus

tosisochukwu said...

He should face the law




























































































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Michael Akpan said...

...That's gud 4hm. Nobody shud be above the law!

Peter Vitalis said...

No serious government plays with tax....
I wonder if our celebrities pay tax at all?
Linda do u pay??

Sandra Skies said...

Dz americans sef any little tin nah trobule 4 dm..

Vivian Reginalds said...

He won't serve shikom
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

livingstone chibuike said...

Before was messi now is macherano...

GREAtson Vieriche CJ said...

Ofcourse he won't serve it!

tobititus said...

Mascherano sentence to jail what a sad story,I pray messi too did not face thesame judgement

Y.F.C. Omrex said...

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Babylawyer. said...

Lol. Never heard anyone been sentenced in Nigeria for evading tax.

@Lindaikeji No. I FAN

daniela desmond said...

Their taxes are just outrageous...I don't blame them abeg

ike manuel said...

Next up is Messi, followed by Neymar.... Sorry barca






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GODWIN VICTOR said...

how? barca!;)
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GODWIN VICTOR said...

how? barca!;)
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don snipes said...

Honest n responsible fellow. Barca 4life

Cookie Tunji-ekpeti said...

i dont need this from my baca plasers oh....thereis mney naaa....#COOKIE

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temitope faizat said...

Why na

Andy sneh said...

Just pay the god damn tax. Ejo ti poju

danex said...

him no dey pay tax?

SAMEUEL TAR ADAMS ADOM said...

Functing government and system.

Anonymous said...

Lol

uche ekwulugo said...

Eyah oyibo no dey use tax play o



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Anthony Sylvanus said...

Noted

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This is serious..









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henry dion said...

Seen
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Luciana Chinda said...

Eyaa too bad to hear Bt. Why not pay ur tax ealier kwanu eeh mash

Deola Naom said...

Sorry for ur own

Odey Patrick said...

Noted.

Jamila Shaibu said...

Ok seen...




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Odibe Blessing said...

Hmmmmmmmm

chioma jacinta said...

Ain't nonsense! * it's well*

Jenny Duby said...

Seen...#LindaConfirm

golda awosika said...

Abi o






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Kosoko Remilekun said...

Seen
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Charles Okafor said...

He will probably b out in a few













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Juliet Iwuno said...

Serve fire! Na to pay the fine. Tax sef too much. Linda take note!

badgalvivi badgal vivi said...

It's not like he doesn't have money... Na wa. Sorry for him.

udeh martha said...

Ok seen..

Anonymous said...

Nobody should b above d law

ahabike daniel said...

Are his tax specialist not competent enough

Psalmuelle aka Samstone. said...

Money dey now. Jail kwa?

#LIB ADDICT#

YOUNGBUHARI said...

The tax is outrageous man. You won't want to pay if it were you

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Eric Nesty aka LIB'S FINEST said...

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Angel Makiz said...

nobody is above the law...angelmakiz@yahoo.com

izy 2 nv said...

WITH ALL D MILLIONS DESE GUYS HAVE, I CAN'T FATHOM WHY THEY'LL DECIDE TO EVADE TAX. MESSI'S IS EVEN MORE SURPRISING. NOT MINDFUL OF WAT THAT WILL DO TO HIS IMAGE IF FOUND GUILTY

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