Lionel Messi, father get 21-month prison term in tax case; will avoid jail. According to Forbes magazine, Messi earns a total of $81.4 million a year, making him No. 2 …
Barcelona’s Lionel Messi to pay fine, avoid prison sentence for tax fraud. They said they are not opposed to the Barcelona star being fined €400 per day — a total fine of around €255,500 — for the duration of the sentence, an option also put forward by the player’s defence team.
The four-day trial ended on Friday with both prosecutors contending that Messi’s father was the main person responsible for defrauding Spain’s tax authority of 4.1m Euros (£3.19m) from 2007-09.
Barcelona striker Lionel Messi and his father are accused of defrauding the Spanish government of over £3m – charges they both deny.
Lionel Messi handed jail term in Spain for tax fraud. 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. They also face millions of euros in fines for using tax havens in
Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has been given a 21-month jail sentence for tax evasion – but is unlikely to go to prison. Messi and his father, Jorge, received the same sentence but under
In popular culture. According to France Football, Messi was the world’s highest-paid footballer for five years out of six between 2009 and 2014; he was the first player to exceed the €40 million benchmark, with earnings of €41 million in 2013, and the €50–€60 million points, with income of €65 million in 2014.
Place of birth: Rosario, Argentina
Lionel Messi has been resident in Barcelona since 2000 and gained Spanish citizenship in 2005. (Source: Reuters) Barcelona and Argentina forward Lionel Messi had nothing to do with his own tax affairs and should not be included in an investigation into an alleged fraud, his father Jorge has insisted.