Lionel Messi is sentenced to 21 months in prison by a Spanish Court. The Court sent the star Barcelona player for contempt of tax fraud for three cases. His father was also involved and has been sent for the equal amount of time. The charges against his father are also the same as Lionel Messi. They also have charges of using the tax heavens of Uruguay and other countries.
Lionel Messi is sentenced
As per the Spanish Court the footballer can however re appeal through the Supreme Court of Spain. The Spanish system and the judiciary allow people below 2 years of sentence to be under probation. So, overall, even though Lionel Messi is sentenced for 21 months of prison but he is not likely to go to the jail. Thanks to the Spanish system.
However, the charges are not very light on Messi and his father. They have been fined heavily as well. He has been fined 2 million euros and his father has been fined 1.5 million Euros. Lionel Messi is sent for Jail in Spanish Court for Tax Fraud but he may just escape the prison life this time. However, he needs to monitor all his financial activities now before landing himself up in bigger trouble.
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