Raids, arrests in Anglo-French soccer fraud probe

London • Tax evasion and money laundering is suspected in the transfer of soccer players between England and France, authorities in both countries said Wednesday after a wave of arrests and raids on clubs. The investigation centers on whether payments were hidden to players, agents or third parties to evade income tax and social security contributions, French prosecutors said. Premier League leader Chelsea, London rival West Ham and Newcastle are the only clubs in England so far to be publicly e...

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