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Lionel Messi & Father Jailed In Spain For Tax Fraud: Footballer & Dad To Spend 21 Months In Prison

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Lionel Messi & Father Jailed In Spain For Tax Fraud: Footballer & Dad To Spend 21 Months In Prison

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July 6, 2016 – Lionel Messi & Father Jailed In Spain For Tax Fraud: Footballer & Dad To Spend 21 Months In Prison

The Barca soccer star and his dad have been jailed by a Spanish Supreme court after they were found guilty of 3 counts of tax fraud.

According to a statement made available by the court today, the Argentine footballer and his father Jorge are to spend close to 2 years behind bars.

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The duo are lucky because according to Spanish law, a prison sentence under 2 years can be served under probation meaning Lionel Messi and his father are unlikely to spend 21 months in prison.

In addition to the jail term, Lionel Messi was ordered to pay $2.21million fine while his father is to pay 1.5Million euros for tax fraud.



  1. MasterKhoded

    July 6, 2016 at 3:00 PM

    Happy staying bro

  2. Big Aunty Koks

    July 6, 2016 at 3:24 PM

    If it is in Naija everybody would have said the imprisonment term is too small compared to the amount of money involved. I hope we are noting that justice is not always about money.

  3. fifelomo

    July 6, 2016 at 3:36 PM

    Being sentenced to jail is not new with the whites. Its just like their second home. He has a choice anyway.

  4. Omokehinde

    July 6, 2016 at 4:09 PM

    The world best and most popular soccer legend was sentenced and sent to jail for two years for tax fraud in a real country, but in Nigeria, a prostitute Nollywood dumb woman called Ms. Ibinabo Fiberesima was freed from prison after just 7 days in prison not for tax fraud but for murdering a medical doctor under heavy influence of alcohol. Raymond Dopesi, Dansuki, Metu, Gov. Fayose, Fani Kayode and host of other criminals and looters can become a free man for embezzlementl and looting of national treasure not just tax invasion. Our judiciary system is so corrupt that its make our democracy look worse, too expensive, uncivilized, and anti people in all ramifications. The judiciary system in any democracy play a crucial roles and most importantly, a balance of power role between the executive branch and legislative arm so that the peoples interests be can served effectively and efficiently. Nigerian judiciary system must be reform quickly by this administration to flush out those corrupt judges and Lawyers. Tax invasion is deliberate effort to steal money from the government by falling to disclose all your taxable income and other earning from the state, local, and federal government.

    • Keeping it real

      July 7, 2016 at 7:36 AM

      Awesome writeup bro!

  5. betty

    July 6, 2016 at 4:12 PM

    a rich guy that can’t pay his tax big shame

  6. Bench

    July 6, 2016 at 7:11 PM

    Mesi has fok up. So he was no see even one persin to give bribe make them leav am?

  7. Bokem

    July 6, 2016 at 7:44 PM

    am sure his father lure him into this shameful act, sorry Messi

  8. sola olaniyi

    July 7, 2016 at 8:18 AM

    what a shame messi

  9. Maryf

    July 21, 2016 at 10:33 PM

    Una sorry ok. After all the money messi have, he still steals?

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