Italy World Cup winner Vincenzo Iaquinta sentenced to 2 years in jail

Italy World Cup winner Vincenzo Iaquinta sentenced to 2 years in jail

Vincenzo Iaquinta has been handed a 2-year jail sentence for gun possession. The former Italian striker was also accused of supporting a mafia group.

Former Italy striker Vincenzo Iaquinta has been sentenced to two years in prison for possessing a gun in a mafia trial.

The 2006 World Cup winner was found guilty after he was investigated along with 147 individuals for assisting the 'Ndrangheta - an organised crime group based in Calabria, southern Italy.

The ex-Juventus striker was arrested in December 2015, before he was alleged to be in possession of firearms in May 2018.

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Iaquinta was related to the offence of handling a Smith & Wesson 357 magnum caliber revolver, a 7.65 Browning Kelt-tec gun and 126 bullets during his time at Udinese.

He told the court at his trial that the guns had been kept at his house rather than handed to his father, Giuseppe.

Giuseppe who is banned from possession firearms, was also sentenced to 19 years in prison because he was involved with 'Ndrangheta.

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Iaquinta is a World Cup winner from 2006. Ghanaians and particularly, Sammy Kuffuor, will remember him as the scorer of Italy's second goal against Ghana in the Groupd E opener of that World Cup.

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