In Italy, the footballer went to prison for 3.5 years for connection with the

a Prison term for a former football player of Juventus, Fiorentina and Palermo’s Fabrizio Miccoli ended the acquaintance with the son of one of the bosses of the Sicilian mafia organization “Koza Nostra”. The player asked a friend criminal assistance in the repayment of the debt.

Miccoli most of his career spent in the Sicilian “Palermo” and that by playing there he met with Mauro Lauricella, whose father sir Nino was one of the leaders of “Cosa Nostra”, according to Cempionatam. Footballer in court didn’t hide the familiarity, but said he did not know about the relatives of Mauro.

However, when the physiotherapist Palermo Giorgio Gasparini had problems with getting a debt of 12 thousand euros, Miccoli turned to Lauricella for help. Thanks to connections with the mafia, the debtor was able to take 20 thousand euros, of which 40% was withheld for the work.

Lauricella eventually got 7 years in prison because the court considered the methods of pressure upon the businessman-debtor too hard. In turn, Miccoli sentenced to 3.5 years in prison. Such a sentence rendered in October 2017, and in the first week 2020 the judiciary rejected the appeal of ex-footballer and left the original sentence in force.