Messi stumps up €5m to escape posting bail in tax fraud case

Lionel Messi 2By Mark Baber
September 5 - Lionel Messi and his father Jorge have paid €5 million (£4.2 million) over to the Spanish tax authorities, leading a Catalan court to deny a request from the State Agency for Tax Administration to set bail for the accused pair in the legal process of their pending tax fraud trial.