Wednesday, 6 July 2016

How would you feel if like Lionel Messi, you and your dad are given jail sentences?

It's quite unexpected though.

Barcelona football superstar Lionel Messi, and his father Jorge Messi, have been given a suspended jail sentence of 21 months for tax fraud after both were found guilty of three counts of tax fraud in Wednesday’s ruling by a Barcelona court.

Both men were charged with defrauding Spain of‎ €4.1m (£3.5m; $4.5m) between 2007 and 2009. This is in addition to facing millions of Euros in fines for using tax havens in Belize and Uruguay to conceal earnings from image rights.

Just wondering if father and son will be in the same cell.

How weird...

The court ordered Mr. Messi to pay a fine of €2m while his father was fined to the sum of €1.5m.