Barcelona prosecution has accepted Lionel Messi’s request.
According to the Catalan sports daily Mundo Deportivo, Lionel Messi will not suffer 21 months in prison after being found guilty of tax evasion.
Instead of the prison, Barcelona star will pay a compensation of 255 thousand euros. Meanwhile, Messi’s father, Jorge has to pay 180,000 euros in compensation.
Messi had demanded to be fined and not go to jail, and this request was accepted by Barcelona Prosecutor’s Office.
Messi and Jorge are accused of evading taxes worth 4.1m euros.