Messi will get penalty instead of imprisonment for tax fraud

Messi will get penalty instead of imprisonment for tax fraud

Lionel Messi will be able to escape a prison sentence of 21 months for tax fraud. The star player of FC Barcelona should instead be a penalty of 250,000 euro to pay, for example, the court in Madrid Friday.

Messi was in July by a Spanish judge found guilty. The attacker injured with the help of his father, the tax authorities between 2007 and 2009 for an amount of 4.1 million euros of income from rights to conceal.

Also on appeal at the High court stayed his conviction in the first instance, are to 21 months in prison and a fine of 2 million euros.

Messi did not, incidentally, the prison in, because persons with a clean criminal record and prison sentences under two years old do not need to sit in Spain. A new conviction would be 21 months in jail, of the Argentine, however, be taken into account.

At the end of June it was announced that Messi his sentence as possible would be able to redeem with the maximum schikkingsboete of a quarter of a million euro and that the public prosecutor of Barcelona there is not unkind.


Messi is not the first footballer of that name into disrepute touch because of tax fraud. Before, it was two years in prison required against Messi’s team-mate Neymar.

Last month was also the Real Madrid star player Cristiano Ronaldo has been accused of between 2011 and 2014 to nearly 15 million euros in taxes to have evaded. He would also be income from her portrait hidden.

Former Real Madrid coach José Mourinho is also suspected of tax fraud. The Portuguese is currently manager of Manchester United.

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