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Barcelona soccer player Messi loses appeal in tax fraud trial

Reuters , Wednesday 24 May 2017
Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi celebrates Barcelona's third goal (AFP)

Spain's Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected an appeal by Barcelona soccer star Lionel Messi and stood by a Catalan regional court's 21-month prison sentence for tax fraud, court documents showed.

Messi was found guilty by a Catalan court last July on three counts of tax fraud between 2007 and 2009.

Messi's lawyer was not immediately available for comment.

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