It is plain and simple – it does not pay to evade taxes! Fighting the case in court, Lionel Messi perhaps paid lawyers more than what he saved through tax evasion. Now it is double the loss for him.
While he is able to avoid jail by serving out his term on probation, the football superstar will still remain a convict. That stain will never go away, notwithstanding the billions of dollars in his kitty!
If he had thought pleading ignorance would make him fend off conviction, that’s naïveté, at best!
G Joslin Vethakumar