MUST SEE: Former Spanish Goalkeeper Casillas Being Investigated Over Money Laundering Allegations
March. 10, 2020
Former Spanish and Real Madrid Goalie Iker Casillas is under stringent investigation concerning money laundering in football shortly after he confirmed he is running to become president of Spanish Football Federation.
Portuguese authorities searched the home of Spain's 2010 World Cup and 2012 Euro championship winning captain Iker Casillas on Wednesday as part of an ongoing investigation into alleged money laundering and tax fraud in the world of football.
In a statement shared on Twitter, Casillas said he is 'absolutely calm' with regards to the investigations and has 'full confidence' in the Portuguese justice system.
Casillas wishes that 'transparency reaches everyone and every corner of football,' the statement read.
The operation, named Out of Play, saw Over 200 police officers deployed, to carry out 76 searches across the country at houses, football clubs, lawyers and agents’ offices.
The investigation is in wake of tax evasion by top football personalities in the country. Prosecutors are investigating those alleged to have avoided tax in the football business from 2015 till date.
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