Star football player and the pride of Argentina, Lionel Messi has officially got himself into major trouble this year. Convicted of tax fraud, this guy is going to jail. Confirmed by the Spain’s Supreme Court today, Messi has to serve a 21 month jail term. However, some more reports suggest that there is very little possibility that the celeb will ACTUALLY land up in jail. For more information, scroll down.
Both Lionel Messi and his father Jorge who handles his finance were convicted of tax fraud in Spain of about 4.6 million dollars. Since some of the taxes were paid by Jorge, the term was reduced. According to the laws in Spain, the terms of prison that are under two years can be easily served under probation. Therefore the case will now go back to the court in Barcelona which gave its original judgement. Since the crime is not violent as such, sentences less than two years are likely to be suspended.
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