Mascherano admitted that he failed to declare his earnings from 2011 and 2012 at the hearing
Barcelona's defender Javier Mascherano on Thursday, October 29 admitted to a Gava court to two counts of tax fraud of over £1million.
The Argentina international told the judge that he failed to declare his earnings from 2011 and 2012 at the hearing that lasted just five minutes.
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Daily Mail quoted a judicial source which said that the defenders was not interrogated because he admitted to the two counts of tax fraud.
According to a court filing released last month, Mascherano deposited nearly £1.25m with the tax authorities on September 9 to repay the amount owed plus interest.
The judge must now decide whether the case proceeds to trial even though the player had paid.
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Mascherano is the latest in the line of Barcelona players who have fallen out with the tax authorities in Spain.
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