Lionel Messi Sentenced To 21 Months in Prison For Tax Fraud

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Argentina and footballer has been sentenced to 21 months in prison for fraud, Spanish media say.

His father, Jorge Messi, was also given a term for defrauding Spain of €4.1m (£3.5m; $4.5m) between 2007 and 2009.

They also face millions of euros in fines for using havens in Belize and Uruguay used to conceal earnings from image rights.

However, they are likely to avoid .
Under the Spanish system, prison terms under two years can be served under probation.

The footballer and his father were found guilty of three counts of fraud in Wednesday’s ruling by the court in .

During the trial, claimed he “knew nothing” about the management of his financial affairs, saying he was “playing football”.

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