Tuesday 22 August 2017

Players' homes searched in French football tax fraud probe

Anti-corruption police units searched the homes of players including Angel Di Maria
Anti-corruption police units searched the homes of players including Angel Di Maria

Police investigating suspected tax fraud linked to the football industry in France have raided the headquarters of Paris Saint-Germain and the homes of three Argentine players, officials said.

Anti-corruption police units searched the homes of PSG players Angel Di Maria and Javier Pastore, and that of Nantes forward Emiliano Sala.

Police also raided the head offices of PSG at Parc des Princes and other offices in Boulogne-Billancourt, outside the French capital, the official said.

The national financial prosecutor's office opened an investigation in December after so-called "football leaks" reports detailed alleged tax arrangements by top players, coaches and clubs.

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