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Football Star Lionel Messi Gets Prison Sentence For Tax Fraud

A Spanish court has sentenced FC Barcelona star Lionel Messi, along with his father, on Wednesday to a prison term for tax fraud committed between 2007 and 2009. The Barcelona Provincial Court ruled that Messi and his father, Jorge Messi, had committed three counts of tax fraud that were punishable with 21 months (one year and 9 months) in prison. In Spanish law, it is not mandatory for a first offender to go to prison if the sentence is under two years. The court also fined Messi 2 million euros ($2.21 million) for evading income taxes in 2007, 2008 and…

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