A Spanish Court has sentenced Barcelona midfielder Javier Mascherano to a year in prison for Tax Fraud.
The Argentine has also been hit with an additional fine of €815,000 for two counts of tax evasion
The 30 year old who was in court on Thursday morning, pleaded guilty to both charges. He admitted defrauding the treasury of €1.5m euros over 2011 and 2012, but insisted he had no idea about it.
He is however, unlikely to serve the sentence but will instead pay an additional fine.