Barcelona superstar Neymar facing potential two-year jail term
World football superstar, Neymar, who is mired in a corruption case regarding his transfer from Santos to Barcelona, now runs the risk of spending two years in prison.
Not just that, but the Spanish prosecutors want the Barcelona forward to be charged with a massive $10.6 million fine.
Neymar isn’t the only individual facing the heat in this matter. The list also includes former Barcelona president Sandro Rosell, and Neymar’s father Neymar Santos Sr who are also facing a potential incarceration of three years or more.
In 2014, authorities found out that Neymar’s original transfer fee of €57.1 million ($60.3m) was actually €86.2 million ($91m). DIS Esporte informed this to authorities. The company had moved to court for its 40% share of the high-profile transfer.
Barcelona FC’s former Club VP and current president Josep Maria Bartomeu, was also incriminated in the case and was then charged with tax fraud.
Neymar is one of the biggest names in the world of football. He endorses several brands included online poker website PokerStars.
Like Neymar, his friend and teammate Lionel Messi to has had his fair share of problems with tax authorities in Spain.