PSG Respond To Tax Fraud Raid Reports Over Di Maria And Pastore
Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain have now responded after reports claimed that the club’s headquarters were raided by police, who were investigating a case of tax fraud.
Reports also stated that the police also visited the houses of Argentine stars Angel Di Maria and Javier Pastore to dig out more information in relation to an on-going tax fraud investigation.
The French financial prosecutor’s office have acted swiftly and opened an investigation on tax evasion since December after the Football Leaks website claimed that various football stars and managers have taken the help of offshore accounts to avoid paying taxes.
PSG released a statement in the French media that read: “Paris Saint-Germain communicated all the information and documents requested on two of its players.”
“Paris Saint-Germain emphasised that all of the relative contractual documents of these two players have been concluded in perfectly regular conditions, as the club has demonstrated systematically and with the utmost rigor.”
“The club will continue to answer, in perfect transparency, any new request from the competent authorities.”
French journal Mediapart also claimed that PSG star Edinson Cavani was handed sponsorship income through Maltese companies to lower his tax liability.
A statement released via Cavani’s agent on Tuesday read: “Mr Edinson Cavani again denies, with the utmost firmness, the unfounded accusations against him.”