Lionel Messi's brother out of house arrest after paying 100,000-euro bond

Updated: Dec 20, 2017, 19:27 IST | A Correspondent

The older brother of Barcelona and Argentina star Lionel Messi has been released from house arrest after paying a 100,000-euro bond, Argentine media said yesterday

The older brother of Barcelona and Argentina star Lionel Messi has been released from house arrest after paying a 100,000-euro bond, Argentine media said yesterday. Matias Messi, 35, was sentenced to house arrest in his hometown of Rosario, 300 kilometres north of Buenos Aires, last week for possession of a gun. The detention came after he was found in a drifting and blood-stained motorboat on November 30, after hitting a sandbar.

Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi

Police found a pistol hidden on board the boat. It was the second time Messi's brother had been arrested for possession of a firearm. The offence carries a jail sentence of between three-and-a-half and eight years.

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