Sanchez Escapes Jail

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Alexis Sanchez has been given a suspended 16-month jail sentence in Spain after pleading guilty to tax fraud while playing for Barcelona.

Sanchez, who recently left Arsenal to join Manchester United, reached an agreement with the Spanish Attorney General to pay back the tax he failed to pay, a sum of just under £900,000, plus a fine of £525,000.

He was also handed the jail sentence but will not have to spend any time in prison unless he commits a similar offence within the next two years.

Sanchez joined Barcelona in July 2011 and played nearly 150 games for the club before leaving for the Premier League three years later.

He was accused of defrauding the Spanish Treasury of 1m euros between 2012 and 2013, relating to income from his image rights.