Salo arrested for tax fraud

The Suomen Kuvalehti reports Mika Salo is facing charges for tax fraud.

Oct.5 (GMM) F1 driver turned commentator Mika Salo spent two days in custody at the end of last month, the Finnish newspaper Suomen Kuvalehti reports.

Mika Salo, FIA Steward
Mika Salo, FIA Steward

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The report said the 46-year-old, who last raced in F1 for Toyota in 2002 and is now a pundit on Finnish television MTV3, is facing charges for tax fraud.

He was reportedly arrested at Helsinki-Vantaa airport after returning from the recent Singapore Grand Prix.

An official said: "The suspects deny committing any crime."

Salo would not comment.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Mika Salo
Article type Breaking news
Tags salo, tax