Wednesday, 6 July 2016


The Barcelona icon has been awarded a suspended term by a Spanish court, which means he is expected to avoid spending time in jail.

 The Barcelona superstar has been given a suspended term by a Spanish court, meaning he is expected to avoid spending time behind bars.

Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has been presented with a 21-month prison judgment for tax scam but is unlikely to serve time in jail.

Any punishment under two yrs can be suspended under Spanish constitution, indicating Messi is expected to avoid forking out a day behind bars, in line with modern reports.

Messi, one of the world's highest-paid footballers, was tried alongside his father, Jorge, for deceiving Spain's tax expert of 4 .1 million euros ( $4 .53 million ) between 2007 and 2009.

The forward, who freshly publicised his retirement from the Argentina national team, has also been penalised six weeks' salaries worth $2 .2 million.

The 29-year-old was accused of creating several corrupt organizations in Belize and Uruguay to stay away from taxation on his prosperous image rights.

Messi stated he do not suspect any misconduct about his finance circumstances, but a court has discovered both he and his father responsible for the crime.

Jorge Horacio Messi has also been given the similar verdict, and both can appeal via the Supreme Court.

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