Barcelona court replaces Messi's prison sentence with $290,000 fine

The decision replaced each of the 630 days of imprisonment with a fine of $456.28 (Dh1,675)
The decision replaced each of the 630 days of imprisonment with a fine of $456.28 (Dh1,675)

Barcelona - Messi had been convicted of three tax crimes with a seven-month prison sentence handed to him for each count.



By IANS

Published: Fri 7 Jul 2017, 5:00 PM

Last updated: Fri 7 Jul 2017, 7:57 PM

A regional court on Friday decided to substitute the 21-month prison sentence given to FC Barcelona's star forward Lionel Messi for tax evasion with a fine.
The Barcelona court said it had made its ruling, which imposed a $287,575 (Dh1,056,262) fine on the Argentine player, following a recommendation by the prosecution, reports Efe.
Messi had been convicted of three tax crimes with a seven-month prison sentence handed to him for each count.
The decision replaced each of the 630 days of imprisonment with a fine of $456.28 (Dh1,675)


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