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A Spanish court as sentenced Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi together with his father to jail, after being found guilty by Spanish persecutor. The superstar was guity of fraud and will serve 21 months of jail sentence, together with a fine of 3.7 million euros ($4.1 million).

The Barcelona authority through the court found the Argentine international and father Jorge Horacio Messi guilty. As they use their companies in Belize, Britain, Switzerland and Uruguay to avoid paying taxes on 4.16 million euros of Messi’s income earned from his image rights from 2007-09.

Mesi who is 29, said he trusted his father with the management of his wealth and knew nothing on the company management tactics.
But the attorney representing tax authorities in the trial, Mario Maza, said: unlikely that Messi knew nothing about the situation.”There is no deliberate ignorance here, its fraud and that’s all there is to it, because he didn’t want to pay his taxes,” he said.It’s like a crime boss. At the very top is the bigwig who doesn’t want to know about the details.”

The FiFA five times Ballon d’or winner will pay a fine of 2.09 million euros while his father was fined 1.6 million euros. And can appeal the decision to Spain’s Supreme Court, if he think they have penalize him wrongly or over law requirement.