Scan­dal Hit Ney­mar Buys Jet Worth $9 Mil­lion

The Economic Times - - Around The World -

Rio de Janeiro: Brazil­ian foot­ball star Ney­mar has bought a Cessna 680 plane val­ued at $9.1 mil­lion, the me­dia re­ported on Fri­day. The pur­chase was made through a mort­gage signed with the com­pany Bir Par­tic­i­pa­coes, ac­cord­ing to a doc­u­ment pub­lished by the web­site of the news­pa­per O Globo on Fri­day, re­ports Xin­hua.

The Cessna 680 is a medium sized busi­ness jet that can carry up to 12 peo­ple.

On Fe­bru­ary, the Brazil­ian Fed­eral Jus­tice or­dered block­ing the ac­counts and as­sets of Ney­mar in or­der to guar­an­tee pay­ment of pos­si­ble fines in cases open against the player for al­leged tax eva­sion.

The Brazil­ian au­thor­i­ties have asked Ney­mar to pay 63.6 bil­lion Reals ($16 mil­lion) in taxes on un­de­clared in­come be­tween fis­cal years 2011 and 2013, con­cern­ing his trans­fer from San­tos to Barcelona.

Among the as­sets of which the foot­baller can use but not sell are a $3.8 mil­lion he­li­copter, a yacht and an­other plane.

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