Lionel Messi has been found guilty of tax fraud. According to multiple resources the FC Barcelona star Messi has been sentenced to 21 month in prison.
It seems that Messi and his father have failed to pay taxes on image rights in 2007, 2008 and 2009. But neither Messi nor his father will have to spend any time in prison under the Spanish law because the sentences is shorter than two years.
Messi and his father have to pay a fine
Reports say Messi has to pay more than $2 million dollars, while his father was sentenced with the same prison time but a smaller fine of around $1.6 million dollars.