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Prosecutors seek 10-year jail term for Eto'o

2016-11-24 16:45
Samuel Eto'o (AP)

Madrid - Spanish prosecutors are seeking a prison term of more than 10 years for former Barcelona striker Samuel Eto'o for alleged tax crimes committed when he played for the Catalan club.

Prosecutors are also demanding a fine of $15.1 million for the four counts of tax fraud for supposedly defrauding Spain's tax authority of almost $4 million from 2006-09.

Prosecutors are seeking the same punishment for the player's representative at the time, Jose Maria Mesalles Mata.

In July, Lionel Messi and his father were sentenced to 21 months in prison for tax fraud, although they were not sent to jail because sentences of less than two years for first offences are usually suspended in Spain.

Neymar and Barcelona are also facing legal problems for issues related to the player's transfer.

Read more on:    barcelona  |  samuel eto'o  |  soccer
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