Messi given 21 months for tax fraud, won't go to prison

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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

BARCELONA, SPAIN -- A Barcelona court has given Lionel Messi and his father suspended sentences of 21 months in prison for tax fraud.

The court found both the Barcelona star and his father, Jorge Horacio Messi, guilty of three counts of tax fraud.

In Spain, sentences of less than two years for first offences are suspended, meaning neither man will go to jail.

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