Barcelona charged with tax fraud over Neymar deal

Barca denies any wrongdoing after Judge Pablo Ruz charged the club for tax fraud.

Published:February 20, 2014 8:21 pm

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Barcelona have been charged by a Spanish court with committing tax fraud in the signing of Brazil forward Neymar last year, a court spokesman said on Thursday.

“Judge Pablo Ruz has charged FC Barcelona with an infringement against the tax authority relating to the purchase of the Brazilian player,” a court spokesman said.

Barca denied wrongdoing after local media reported on Wednesday the Spain’s public prosecutor had asked for fraud charges to be laid against the club.