Spanish authorities have decided to scrap the rest of Messi’s 21-month jail sentence, with the Argentine consenting to pay an increased fine.
Messi had been found guilty of defrauding the Spanish tax authorities of 4.1 million euros, along with his father, but a lack of previous offences and the fact they agreed to pay the money owed means the original punishment is set to be scrapped.
Under Spanish law, Messi would not have needed to serve jail time for such a short sentence at any rate, but now he won’t have any months against his name, lawful sources confirmed.
As indicated by El Mundo, the player will pay the sum of 252,000 euros, while his father will likewise pay 180,000 euros, with the proposed sums in view of the criteria uaed when Javier Mascherano was given a comparable discipline by same Catalan court.
This comes regardless of the way that the Supreme Court up-held Messi’s 21-month sentence and decreased his father’s to 15 months in May.
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