Barcelona star Lionel Messi and his
father, Jorge have been sentenced to 21 months in prison after a court in Barcelona found him guilty of three counts of tax fraud.
The sentence can be appealed
through the Spanish supreme court,
a statement from the court said. Messi and his father will not serve a
stretch behind bars, however.
Under Spanish law, a prison sentence under two years can be served under probation.
The court ordered Messi to pay a fine of around 2 million euros and his father to pay 1.5 million euros.
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