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Spain court dismisses fresh fraud case against Messi
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Spain court dismisses fresh fraud case against Messi

The court said Federico Rettori was never employed by Lionel Messi's foundation A Spanish court dismissed Friday a new complaint filed in 2020 against Barcelona's Lionel Messi by a man who accuses the Argentine footballer of fraud, embezzlement and money laundering. Federico Rettori, an Argentine national living in Spain who claims he formerly worked for Messi's charity, had filed a similar complaint in 2019 which was also dismissed. In it he claimed that funds received by the foundation which "should have been directed to social causes" instead went "towards various private activities or bank accounts that differed from those that were declared by the foundation". In the complaint Rettori filed in 2020 he again named the Barca striker, the charity, his father Jorge and brothe...