Barcelona defender, Javier Mascherano has been sentenced to 12 months
of jail term after pleading guilty in tax
fraud case. He was also fined €815,000. The former Liverpool player was
charged with two counts of tax frauds, €600,000 in 2011 and more than €968,000
in 2012.  

Fortunately for the 31-year-old, he will not serve the sentence
because the case is a non-violent one. Normally, Spanish courts generally do
not ask the accused to serve the sentence if the case is non-violent and the
jail-time needed to be served is less than two years but he will face the jail
if he commits the offence again in the next 1 year.