Ex-Serie A legend gets jail time for Mafia links, role in extortion case
21/10/2017, 13:25
Former Palermo star Fabrizio Miccoli has been sentenced to three years and six months for aggravated extortion, and for being linked to the Sicilian Mafia.
 
Miccoli, known as the Romario of Salento, was found guilty of approaching Mauro Lauricella, the son of a mob boss, in order to recoup a debt of €12.000 owed to a friend of his.
 
A former flop at Juventus and capped ten times by Italy, Miccoli was considered a Serie A cult hero, someone who was both talented and prolific with the Rosanero, scoring 74 league goals with them in a six-year period.
 
The prosecutor had originally asked for four years. Miccoli was even caught in a police wiretap insulting famous Italian magistrate Giovanni Falcone. Falcone is known for having brought over 200 mobsters to justice, but was then killed by Cosa Nostra near Palermo in 1992.
 
Miccoli hasn’t played football since turning out for Maltese club Birkirkara in 2015.
 
Related Articles...
21/10
PSG signing preferred Barca, tried to force €150m move this summer
21/10
Barca target: I never asked to leave PSG
21/10
Napoli, Insigne to start Inter clash
Other News...
23/11
AC Milan, Montella hopes to keep seeing improvements in weeks to come
23/11
EL review: AC Milan-Austria Vienna 5-1, here are the player ratings
23/11
EL: AC Milan-Austria Vienna 5-1 as it happened...
23/11
EL: Everton-Atalanta 1-5 as it happened...
23/11
Milan, Mirabelli: 'The doors are open for Kakà. We have to start winning games consistently'
23/11
Watch AC Milan's rising star score yet again in the Europa League
23/11
Genoa, Perinetti: 'Inter and Juve interested in one of our rising stars...'
23/11
Zidane loses patience with Liverpool target as Real Madrid transfer strategies revealed
23/11
Exclusive: Juve midfielder going nowhere in January
23/11
Incredible: Ex-Milan star Robinho sentenced to 9 years in prison for sexual assault
Comments
comments powered by Disqus