Barcelona celebrity, Lionel Messi’s older brother has been handed two-and-a-half-year suspended prison sentence for possessing an illegal firearm.
The Barcelona star’s sibling, Matias, obtained a two-and-a-half 12 months prison sentence on Thursday August 16th however as a substitute of going to jail, he’ll undertake neighborhood service.
Argentine newspaper, La Capital, studies that the choice was reached via a cope with investigating prosecutors.
Recall, that the firearm was discovered late in 2017 inside a blood-stained boat, which Matias crashed within the Parana River. The 35-year-old was initially held underneath preventive arrest and later launched whereas he recovered from a fractured jaw and different accidents within the Santa Fe province of Argentina.
At the moment, his lawyer argued that his consumer crashed the boat right into a sandbank and denied that he owned the gun.
Matias who’s not new to committing crimes has been linked with identified criminals up to now. He was held for 16 hours in a prison cell in 2015 after officers discovered an unlicensed 22-caliber gun in his automotive. In 2008, he was additionally arrested for allegedly having a loaded gun in his belt.