Messi to cop fine over jail time
BARCELONA: The public prosecutor in Spain is willing to replace football star Lionel Messi’s 21- month prison sentence with a fine of 252 000 (R3.650 million), judicial sources said.
The Supreme Court in Spain upheld the sentence for Messi and reduced the one for his father Jorge Horacio to 15 months in jail last month. They were found guilty of three counts of tax evasion in July.
Sentences in Spain for firsttime offences of a non-violent nature are not served in custody when they are under two years in duration. – dpa
Lionel Messi is guilty of tax evasion in Spain.