Barcelona’s super star Lionel Messi and his father Jorge Messi are in court today. Both are facing allegations of evading more than €4m in taxes on image rights.
Image: Messi and Jorge in court.
According to a report, Messi and his father used their alleged tax havens in Belize and Uruguay to conceal more than €10m earned between 2007 and 2009.
The Spanish state attorney has confirmed that the current World Best Player and his father shall face a minimum court sentence of 22 months in prison if found guilty. AS added in its report that it’ll probably be a light sentence because Messi has no past criminal record.
Lucky Leo might avoid the full sentence considering his family’s argument that the superstar had no prior knowledge of his tax affairs. The defense added that he had only acted on the advice of his father.
Image: Leonardo Messi.