Messi, father sentenced for tax fraud

Argentina's Lionel Messi waits for trophy presentations after the Copa America Centenario championship soccer match, Sunday, June 26, 2016, in East Rutherford, N.J. Chile defeated Argentina 4-2 in penalty kicks. AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Argentina's Lionel Messi waits for trophy presentations after the Copa America Centenario championship soccer match, Sunday, June 26, 2016, in East Rutherford, N.J. Chile defeated Argentina 4-2 in penalty kicks. AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) -- A Barcelona court has given Lionel Messi and his father suspended sentences of 21 months in prison for tax fraud.

The court found both the Barcelona star and his father, Jorge Horacio Messi, guilty of three counts of tax fraud.

In Spain, sentences of less than two years for first offenses are suspended, meaning neither man will go to jail.

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