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Volume 6 No. 212
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Finance Notes: Messi, Father Will Appear In Court To Answer Questions On Sept. 27

Lionel Messi and his father "will appear in court to answer charges of tax evasion" on Sept. 27 after "a hearing scheduled for next week was postponed" (REUTERS, 9/10). ... The quick exits of Richmond and Collingwood from this season's finals series will cost the Australian Football League more than A$1M ($930,000) in its projected finals forecast. AFL CEO Andrew Demetriou said Tuesday that "there would be a 'seven-figure' deficit in the league's budget following the early demise of the two huge-drawing Melbourne clubs" (THE AUSTRALIAN, 9/11).