Barcelona football star Messi & father get 21-month sentences on tax fraud


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A Barcelona courtroom has handed Argentinian soccer star Lionel Messi and his father a 21-month sentence for tax fraud, in line with an announcement from the courtroom. Nevertheless, they’re unlikely to really go to jail.

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Messi and his father Jorge Horacio Messi are accused of evading €4.1 million in tax in 2007, 2008 and 2009.

Messi tax fraud

In keeping with Spanish legislation, if a suspect receives a jail sentence of lower than two years, they will serve it beneath probation. It implies that he and his father are unlikely to serve jail time.

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The courtroom ordered the Argentinian soccer star to pay some €2 million and his father to pay €1.5 million.

Earlier in a June court docket appearance, he also claimed he had no concept what he was signing or how his cash was being managed. He denied any wrongdoing and stated he solely “worried about playing football.”

He confirmed that he had a behavior of signing official paperwork without studying them as a result of he trusted his father and advisers answerable for the administration of his funds, and when requested if he was conscious of the alleged €4.1-million ($4.5 million) fraud, the soccer star repeatedly denied any information.

The Messi and his father might appeal their sentences within the Spanish supreme courtroom for their tax fraud.

Also Read: Lionel Messi Retires

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Barcelona football star Messi & father get 21-month sentences on tax fraud

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