Lionel Messi 'Could Swap Tax Fraud Jail Sentence For Fine'

Lionel Messi 'Could Swap Tax Fraud Jail Sentence For Fine'

Alternatively, should the court turn down the fine and opt for the prison sentence, the prosecutor would accept a three-year probation period and if they commit any further crimes, they would serve their suspended prison sentences in full.

The talks apparently did not go well, however, and it was only when Messi's close friend and teammate Luis Suarez intervened that the Argentine changed his mind about leaving Barca, according to Mundo Deportivo.

The fine-for-time deal was presented by Messi's lawyers to the judge who will rule on whether to suspend his sentence - as is widely expected - state prosecutor Isabel Lopez Riera said.

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In the last two weeks, Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo and former Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho have been accused by a Madrid-based state prosecutor of having defrauded Spain's Tax Office of millions of euros (dollars) in unpaid taxes.

The five times world player of the year is Barcelona's all-time top scorer and their highest-paid player.

A lack of previous offence coupled with the fact that Messi and his father agreed to pay the €4.1 million evaded tax between 2007 and 2009 had earlier earned them a soft landing.

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Spain's Supreme Court rejected in May an appeal by the Barcelona football star and stood by a Catalan regional court's 21-month prison sentence.

The prosecutor, in a judicial document sent to the Spanish court, agreed to substitute the prison sentence for a fine, so long as the maximum fine was applied, 400 euro per day, totalling 255,000 euros each.

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