Tax-Troubled Neymar Lives It Up in Las Vegas While Barcelona Faces $6M Fine

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While Neymar parties and dances in Las Vegas…

Meeting Serena Williams…


Always be ready for summer. You never know when. @neymarjr will show up


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And winning in poker

The Brazilian star and his club FC Barcelona are in the news again, and for all the wrong reasons. The Catalan club has agreed on a $6.2 million USD settlement with Spanish authorities over a tax fraud case concerning the transfer of Neymar in 2013.

The former Santos player came to Spain for a fee of $90 million, but the club has always been accused of concealing part of the Brazilian’s transfer fee. Several investigations were carried out in both Brazil and Spain.

In a statement, the club disclosed that “The Board…has decided to approve the agreement presented by the club’s legal services with regard to the case surrounding the signing of Neymar Jr., currently being heard in the Courts of the Province of Barcelona. The agreement involves the club’s recognition of an error in tax planning for the signing of the player, for the fiscal years 2011 and 2013, when they did not correctly withhold payments resulting from his incorporation.”

As a result of the settlement, Barcelona will pay a fine of $6.2 million USD to the Spanish authorities. They also wanted the Brazil captain to face charges of fraud and corruption over his transfer, according to media reports. In Brazil, a number of his assets were seized over potential tax fraud. Recently, Argentine superstar Messi, Neymar’s teammate at Barcelona, had to appear in court over allegations of tax fraud.