EM Gist: Lionel Messi and Dad Sentenced to 21 months in jail


Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has been sentenced to 21
months in jail and fined £1.7million over tax charges.

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A Spanish court found the 29-year-old Argentina striker and his
father Jorge guilty of three counts of tax fraud. In a statement, the court said their sentences can be appealed through the country’s Supreme Court.

The court ordered Messi to pay a fine of around 2 million euros (£1.7million) and his father to pay 1.5 million euros for the crimes.

The long-running case relates to a scheme to avoid paying £3.4m
of tax on Lionel Messi’s image rights.

Last month, Messi denied having any knowledge of tax issues
that sparked fraud charges against him as he gave evidence in
court.

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