Matias, the elder brother of Barcelona celebrity Lionel Messi has been sentenced for possessing an illegal firearm. The 35-year-old acquired a two-and-a-half 12 months jail sentence on Thursday, August 16, however as a substitute of doing time in jail, he’ll undertake group service.
In accordance to the report by Argentine newspaper La Capital, investigating prosecutors met earlier than they reached an settlement of Matias not to go to jail any longer. The report added that the firearm was discovered late in 2017, inside a blood-stained boat which Matias crashed in the Parana River. Matias’ lawyer was additionally mentioned to have argued that his shopper crashed the boat right into a sandbank and denied that he owned the gun.
Matias who has has been linked with identified criminals in the previous, was held for 16 hours in a jail cell in 2015 after officers discovered an unlicensed 22-calibre gun in his automobile. He was additionally arrested In 2008 for allegedly having a loaded gun in his belt.