Alexis Sanchez sentenced to 16 months, but escapes jail

Date published: Wednesday 7th February 2018 11:27

Alexis Sanchez has been sentenced to 16 months in prison after he admitted defrauding the tax authorities in Spain.

The new Manchester United forward was accused of defrauding the treasury of €1million between 2012 and 2013 while he was at Barcelona.

The Chile star has agreed to pay the money he owes with interest and he will not face jail, unless he commits any other offences in the next two years.

Due to Sanchez being a first offender and the sentence being less than two years, he has escaped a custodial sentence.

Sanchez apparently had hidden image rights money from the authorities back in 2012/13 whilst playing at the Camp Nou.

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