An Argentine NGO has filed a complaint against PSG striker Mauro Icardi and his model and football agent wife Wanda Nara for money laundering.
After weeks of scandal and rumours of an affair between Icardi and Argentine actress China Suarez, the celebrity couple has again hit the headlines for the wrong reasons.
Fernando Miguez, head of the Foundation for Peace and Climate Change of Argentina, has reportedly denounced the couple for money laundering and structural corruption.
According to local reports, the complaint claims the couple’s company Work Marketing Football SRL took part in money laundering and fraudulent activities.
Miguez said the complaint was “for the purposes of investigating the alleged crimes of state fraud and also money laundering under the Penal Code, which could have been committed by Mr Mauro Icardi and/or Mrs Wanda Nara and/or Work Marketing Football SRL”.
The NGO head also said that other parties may be involved in the alleged crimes that could be “part of aggravated tax evasion manoeuvres”.
The document presented by Miguez states that the company was created to “house cash funds resulting from the sports activity of one of its members” and that the “said funds allowed possible slush funds to enter the capital market, obtained outside of any contractual agreement, we think in order to avoid spending international tax”.
In addition, the complaint claims it was “habitual practice” to try to “illegally shield the received funds, possibly received under the table, and proceed to launder and then transform them into genuine, demonstrable income over time”.
Icardi and Nara have yet to respond the complaint and it is unclear if the judicial authorities plan to go ahead with the requested investigation.