Tax fraud: Spain Supreme Court confirms Messi sentence

MADRID: Spain’s Supreme Court on Wednesday confirmed a 21-month jail sentence and €2.09-million-euro fine imposed on Lionel Messi for tax fraud, months after the Barcelona football star lodged an appeal.

The Argentina international and his father Jorge Horacio Messi were in July 2016 found guilty of using companies in Belize, Britain, Switzerland and Uruguay to avoid paying taxes on €4.16 million of Messi’s income earned from his image rights from 2007-09.

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