Jail sentence for Barcelona star

Jail sentence for Barcelona star
Bressers Law


Argentina and Barcelona footballer Lionel Messi has been sentenced to 21 months in prison for tax fraud.

His father, Jorge Messi, was also given a jail term for defrauding Spain of €4.1m (£3.5m; $4.5m) between 2007 and 2009. However, neither man is expected to serve time in jail.

Barcelona based lawyer Martijn Bressers explains why.

(Photo; Lionel Messi in court, Credit; Getty Images)

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