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Lionel Messi sentenced to 21 months in jail for tax evasion but won’t serve time

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BARCELONA, SPAIN - JUNE 02: Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona and his father Jorge Horacio Messi seen inside the court during the third day of the trial on June 2, 2016 in Barcelona, Spain. Lionel Messi and his father Jorge Messi, who manages his financial affairs, are accused of defrauding the Spanish Tax Agency of 4.1 million Euros ($4.6 million, £3.2 million) by using companies based in tax havens such as Belize and Uruguay to conceal earnings from image rights during years 2007 to 2009. (Photo by Alberto Estevez - Pool/Getty Images)

BARCELONA, SPAIN – JUNE 02: Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona and his father Jorge Horacio Messi seen inside the court during the third day of the trial on June 2, 2016 in Barcelona, Spain. Lionel Messi and his father Jorge Messi. (Photo by Alberto Estevez – Pool/Getty Images)

Argentina and Barcelona football player Lionel Messi has been sentenced to 21 months in jail for tax evasion, however he won’t serve time behind bars.

Him and his father, Jorge Horacio Messi who manages his financial affairs, were accused of defrauding the Spanish Tax Agency of 4.1 million Euros ($4.6 million, £3.2 million) by using companies based in tax havens such as Belize and Uruguay to conceal earnings from image rights during years 2007 to 2009.

Messi said he “knew nothing” about his financial affairs as he was busy “playing football”, BBC reports.

However, he has been fined €2 million Euro and his father was also fined – €1.5 million Euro. 

4 Comments

  1. Missy J

    July 6, 2016 at 2:08 pm

    But why??? Such a messi situation.

    • Mz Socially Awkward...

      July 7, 2016 at 12:14 am

      Stop eeet. ??

    • Iris

      July 7, 2016 at 5:31 am

      Lmfao

  2. Samotech

    July 6, 2016 at 2:10 pm

    I wish this could also happen In Nigeria.

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