Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Court sentences Lionel Messi and his father to 21 months in prison for tax frauds

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.

Read more: SkyNaija Blog

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