Footballer Lionel Messi and father jailed

Footballer Lionel Messi and father jailed
Published: 2016 July 06 18:38:08 (8445 Views)
Barcelona star Lionel Messi has been jailed for 21 months – along with his father Jorge – over three tax frauds.

Prosecutors said that Messi and his father defrauded Spanish tax authorities of 4.1m euros (£3.5m) over the period 2007-2009.

The court also sentenced the Argentine soccer player's father, Jorge, to 21 months in prison for the same three crimes.



The sentence can be appealed through the Spanish supreme court, the statement said.

However, under Spanish law a prison sentence under two years can be served under probation, meaning Messi and his father are unlikely to go to jail.

The court ordered Messi to pay a fine of around 2 million euros (£1.7m) and his father to pay 1.5 million euros (£1.2m) for the crimes.



Source - Metro

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