Shamed ex-minister implicates former French PM in tax fraud case

Shamed ex-minister implicates former French PM in tax fraud case

Former budget minister Jérôme Cahuzac on Monday implicated a former French prime minister at the start of a high-profile tax fraud and money laundering case in Paris. Cahuzac, who is on trial for hiding his wealth in tax havens for years, told judges he opened his first secret bank account in Switzerland in 1992 in […]

Football star Lionel Messi’s tax fraud trial opens

Football star Lionel Messi’s tax fraud trial opens

The trial of Lionel Messi over tax fraud charges opened in Barcelona on Tuesday in his absence, with the Argentina football star accused of defrauding Spain of more than four million euros. After winning a league and Cup double with Barcelona, the five-time World Player of the Year and his father are due to confront […]