Samuel Eto'o Risks Up To Five Years In Jail Over Alleged Tax Evasion

Date: 29-06-2012 8:22 am (11 years ago) | Author: Oghenekaro Tejiri
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- at 29-06-2012 08:22 AM (11 years ago)
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Samuel Eto'o Fil'es

A Spanish public prosecutor has accused Cameroun’s striker Samuel Eto’o of conspiring to evade 3.5 million euros ($4.4 million) in taxes owed on income from his image rights when he was playing for Barcelona between 2006 and 2009.



The Barca and Inter Milan former player, now with Russian Premier League club, Anzhi Makhachkala, is accused of four tax offences, each punishable with up to five years in prison and a fine of as much as 21 million euros.

The case presented by the prosecutor on June 15 at a Barcelona court, and which was seen by Reuters yesterday, asked a judge to open proceedings against the player before the statute of limitations on one of the alleged offences expires tomorrow.

Spain recently launched a drive against tax evasion as it struggles to meet tough European deficit reduction targets that have meant budget cuts for hospitals and schools. Eto’o allegedly created two companies, one in Hungary and another in Spain, and used them to channel income obtained from ceding his image rights to Barca and sportswear maker, Puma, the prosecutor said.

The Hungarian company paid one of the lowest corporate tax rates in Europe - 10 per cent to 19 per cent - while the Spanish company paid a reduced corporate tax rate of 30 per cent to 35 per cent, instead of the 45 per cent income tax rate, the charge said.

Eto’o also allegedly used the Spanish company to deduct personal expenses, such as payments for his mortgages, furniture and expenses related to his luxury cars, the complaint added. Eto’o and his club could not immediately be reached for comment.

The prosecutor also accused Eto’o’s former agent, Jose Maria Mesalles, and the manager of the Spanish company, Manuel de Jesus Lastre, of the same tax offences. Eto’o filed a lawsuit against Mesalles at a Barcelona court last year, accusing him of betraying his trust and of embezzling money, local media said.
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Posted: at 29-06-2012 08:22 AM (11 years ago) | Newbie
- Idbabe at 29-06-2012 04:45 PM (11 years ago)
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Chaiiiiiiiii, big man, big trouble.  But y evading tax upon all the money u earn?
Posted: at 29-06-2012 04:45 PM (11 years ago) | Hero
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- habiziz at 29-06-2012 05:03 PM (11 years ago)
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nah he cant go to jail... Undecided
Posted: at 29-06-2012 05:03 PM (11 years ago) | Upcoming
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- daddison at 29-06-2012 05:07 PM (11 years ago)
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European thieves. Is personal income tax not PAYE and deducted at source before salary is paid? Why not hold his club for default? Abeg carry your money come back to Africa and enjoy it.
Posted: at 29-06-2012 05:07 PM (11 years ago) | Upcoming
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- DarealB at 29-06-2012 05:43 PM (11 years ago)
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 Shocked
Posted: at 29-06-2012 05:43 PM (11 years ago) | Newbie
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- malvin2525 at 29-06-2012 06:24 PM (11 years ago)
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 Undecided
Posted: at 29-06-2012 06:24 PM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Ecto at 29-06-2012 07:26 PM (11 years ago)
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Racists

That is why you must bring your money back home quick
Posted: at 29-06-2012 07:26 PM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Senegal at 29-06-2012 09:13 PM (11 years ago)
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Quote from: Idbabe on 29-06-2012 04:45 PM
Chaiiiiiiiii, big man, big trouble.  But y evading tax upon all the money u earn?

You could do it also
Posted: at 29-06-2012 09:13 PM (11 years ago) | Hero
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- zoe61 at 29-06-2012 10:24 PM (11 years ago)
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Lol
Posted: at 29-06-2012 10:24 PM (11 years ago) | Hero
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- mkpume22 at 30-06-2012 01:16 AM (11 years ago)
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I don't believe this Shocked Shocked Shocked
Posted: at 30-06-2012 01:16 AM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- goziedona at 30-06-2012 01:42 AM (11 years ago)
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looking 4 ways 2 take all he earned bad pple
Posted: at 30-06-2012 01:42 AM (11 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Hardlongthing at 30-06-2012 01:46 AM (11 years ago)
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HOPELESS BROKE ASS WHITE THIEVES CONSPIRING TO STEAL A BLACK MAN'S MONEY,IT WONT WORK OUT AT ALL !

ETO COME BACK TO AFRICA IF POSSIBLE COME MY VILLAGE FOR EAST COME HIDE BUT YOU GO GIVE ME SOME MONEY OOO !
Posted: at 30-06-2012 01:46 AM (11 years ago) | Upcoming
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- FRANKLYNJUDGE at 30-06-2012 02:01 AM (11 years ago)
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This white people they are thief   dey want to steal my man Eto
Posted: at 30-06-2012 02:01 AM (11 years ago) | Upcoming
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- deboalabi262 at 30-06-2012 02:46 AM (11 years ago)
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Noted....

Posted: at 30-06-2012 02:46 AM (11 years ago) | Hero
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- iykepower at 30-06-2012 03:22 AM (11 years ago)
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No, no i believe this is gassip, i've not seen this in bbc , if this is true i must see it in bbc
Posted: at 30-06-2012 03:22 AM (11 years ago) | Newbie
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- ebonypride at 30-06-2012 06:01 AM (11 years ago)
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okokobi okoh! Eto u done enter finish, anyway bring out ur cash
Posted: at 30-06-2012 06:01 AM (11 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Solidstonez at 30-06-2012 06:55 AM (11 years ago)
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 Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked

Posted: at 30-06-2012 06:55 AM (11 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- Solidstonez at 30-06-2012 07:03 AM (11 years ago)
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Quote from: Idbabe on 29-06-2012 04:45 PM
Chaiiiiiiiii, big man, big trouble.  But y evading tax upon all the money u earn?
Huh? Huh? Huh? Huh?

Posted: at 30-06-2012 07:03 AM (11 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- 2ndgoal at 30-06-2012 07:11 AM (11 years ago)
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they will not succeed in Jesus name Amen,bad people and greedy people,God will surely punish them.
Posted: at 30-06-2012 07:11 AM (11 years ago) | Upcoming
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- aso4life1 at 30-06-2012 07:21 AM (11 years ago)
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guy come back home o

Posted: at 30-06-2012 07:21 AM (11 years ago) | Hero
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