Posted: 31 October 2018
Former Italy striker and 2006 FIFA World Cup winner Vincenzo Iaquinta has been sentenced to two years imprisonment.
The former Juventus and Italy striker has been found guilty of a firearms offence, though a charge of conspiring to aid the mafia was dropped.
He has been sentenced to two years in prison while his father is facing 19 years behind bars.
The 38-year-old who scored 128 goals in 425 club career games confirmed that he will appeal the decision made by the court.
“It’s shameful,” Iaquinta told reporters outside the courthouse, as quoted by Football Italia.
“They’ve ruined my life when I didn’t do anything, I’ve been suffering like a dog for four years, as have my family and my children when I haven’t even done anything.
“In our family we don’t even know what the ‘Ndrangheta is, they’ve ruined my life for nothing.
“They found me guilty because I’m Calabrian, but I won a World Cup. Justice will be done for us, today a sentence was handed down without a trial.”
Article by: Staff Reporter
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Author : Staff Reporter
Publish date : 2018-10-31 16:40:21