There is no silver lining to this story, and Spain is not allowing wealth to uphold impunity. Lionel Messi, one of the top paid athletes in the world, FC Barcelona forward, will stand trial with his father, Jorge, for intentionally not paying taxes from endorsement earnings (defrauding Spain) from 2007-2009 amounting to about $5 million dollars. The judge in the case rejected requests from prosecutors to drop the charges on the star soccer/futbal player and his father, and they will have to stand trial with no date set yet. Lawyers from the tax authority are lobbying for a 22-month sentence for both Lionel and his father. Lionel and his father are denying any knowledge of wrongdoing and intentional fraud.
An absolute disgrace to his Chechen roots… Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the Boston Marathon bomber who desecrated people’s live all over America on April 15, 2013 sending off a bomb during the race, was found guilty on all 30 charges in court on Wednesday (yesterday) including: using weapons of mass destruction, guilty of bombing a place of public use, guilty of conspiracy and aiding and abetting. He will be sentenced (to either life in jail or the death penalty) on April 15, 2015, and the Boston Marathon will once again begin on April 20, 2015.