Thursday, July 7, 2016
Lionel Messi sentenced for tax fraud.
Posted by wasaafrica at 7:26 AM
Barcelona and Argentina footballer, Lionel Messi has been sentenced to 21-months in jail over tax fraud. The 29-year-old striker along with his father, Jorge Messi were found guilty on three counts of tax fraud in Barcelona. Jorge Messi was given a jail term for defrauding Spain of about $4.1 million between 2007 and 2009. Both father and son were also fined millions of Euros for their use of tax havens in Belize and Uruguay to hide earning from endorsements.
However, following Spanish legal systems which states that prison terms under two years can be served under probation, neither Lionel, or his dad is expected to serve this hefty sentence.