Wednesday, July 6, 2016
According to Spanish media, Argentina and Barcelona footballer Lionel Messi has been sentenced to 21 months in Spain. His father, Jorge Messi, was also given a jail term for defrauding Spain of €4.1m (£3.2m; $4.6m) between 2007 and 2009.
During the trial, prosecutors said tax havens in Belize and Uruguay were used to conceal earnings from image rights.
But Lionel Messi said he "knew nothing" about his financial affairs.
Friday, July 1, 2016
The Romanian public prosecutor has charged emergency doctor Elena Duta with the manslaughter of former Cameroon midfielder Patrick Ekeng.
Ekeng, 26, collapsed during a league match for Dinamo Bucharest in May and died of heart failure.
The prosecutor said Duta, the emergency medical specialist in the ambulance which took Ekeng to hospital, made no attempt to resuscitate the player.
Hospital staff were unable to resuscitate him on his arrival.
An autopsy showed the player was suffering from multiple serious heart problems, but the Bucharest prosecutor said: “Even if among Patrick Ekeng’s causes of death were the cardiac problems he suffered from, by her unjustified inaction Elena Duta removed any chance of survival.
“She did not evaluate the footballer’s state of health and made no attempt at resuscitation.”