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[翻译]AS IT IS - Lionel Messi Receives 21-Month Prison Sentence

来源:慢速英语   时间:2016-07-07 08:10:10

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Lionel Messi is known for escaping defenders on the soccer field.

梅西在足球场上以躲闪后卫而闻名。

But he was not able to escape a conviction for tax fraud in Spain this week.

但是本周他未能躲开在西班牙逃税的定罪。

A court in Barcelona, Spain, sentenced the Argentinian soccer star to 21 months in prison on Wednesday.

西班牙巴塞罗那的一家法院周三判处这名阿根廷足球明星21个月监禁。

Messi plays for Barcelona’s soccer team during the club season. He is the five-time winner of FIFA’s player of the year award.

梅西在俱乐部赛季中为巴塞罗那足球队踢球。他五次获得国际足联年度最佳球员荣誉(金球奖)。

Investigators in Spain said they found evidence that Messi and his father, Jorge, hid money that should have been taxed by the Spanish government. The younger Messi earned the money from 2007 to 2009.

西班牙调查人员表示,他们发现了梅西及其父亲豪尔赫隐藏应该向西班牙政府纳税的收入的证据。梅西在2007年到2009年赚到了这笔钱。

Tax inspectors said over $4 million of Messi’s money went to accounts in Uruguay, Switzerland and Belize.

税务稽查人员表示,梅西有超过400万美元的收入汇往了乌拉圭、瑞士和伯利兹的账户。

Messi was fined over $2 million. His father was fined about $1.5 million. Jorge Messi was also sentenced to 21 months.

梅西被罚款200多万美元。他的父亲被罚款150万美元左右。豪尔赫也被判处21个月有期徒刑。

Neither man, however, is expected to spend any time in prison. In Spain, first offenses carrying sentences of less than two years are usually suspended.

然而预计两人都不会入狱。在西班牙,初犯被判处不到两年刑期通常会缓期执行。

Both Messis told the court they did not think they were breaking any laws.

梅西父子在法庭上表示,他们没想到自己违反任何法律。

The news about Messi was one of the top trending topics around the world on Facebook and Twitter on Wednesday. People made their feelings clear about Messi’s actions.

周三,关于梅西的新闻在Facebook和Twitter上成为了世界各地的超级热门话题之一。人们对梅西的行为观点明确。

Zaheed Sabur used Facebook to say: “you already have more than you can ever spend. Shame on you Leo Messi!”

Zaheed Sabur在Facebook上表示,“你已经赚到了一辈子都花不完的钱(还逃税),梅西你真丢人!”

And, many people questioned why Messi could not pay his taxes like everyone else.

而且很多人质疑梅西为什么就不能像大家一样纳税。

And that’s What’s Trending Today.

I’m Dan Friedell.

Words in This Story

offense – n. a criminal act

club – n. a sports team or organization

conviction – n. the act of proving that a person is guilty of a crime in a court of law

fraud – n. the crime of using dishonest methods to take something valuable from another person