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Former Italy forward Iaquinta busted in Mafia investigation

Monday 23rd February , 2015 12:21 pm
Vicenzo Iaquinta
Vicenzo Iaquinta

Former Juventus striker Vincenzo Iaquinta had his home searched as part of an investigation into the ‘Ndrangheta Mob taking root in the wealthy north of the country.

Prior to the search, Iaquinta’s father was among 117 people arrested after Italian cops found two guns in a safe at his home in Calabria.

Iaquinta, who was part of Italy’s 2006 World Cup winning team, had a gun permit but his father Giuseppe had been banned from keeping weapons at his home.

Vincenzo, the owner of the two firearms, and his father now face charges of illegal detention of weapons & ammunition, and failing to report the movement of the guns.

Former Juventus striker Vincenzo Iaquinta had his home searched as part of an investigation into the ‘Ndrangheta Mob taking root in the wealthy north of the country.

Prior to the search, Iaquinta’s father was among 117 people arrested after Italian cops found two guns in a safe at his home in Calabria.

Iaquinta, who was part of Italy’s 2006 World Cup winning team, had a gun permit but his father Giuseppe had been banned from keeping weapons at his home.

Vincenzo, the owner of the two firearms, and his father now face charges of illegal detention of weapons & ammunition, and failing to report the movement of the guns.

Vincenzo made his Azzurri debut on 30 March 2005, as a half-time substitute for Luca Toni in a 0-0 friendly draw against Iceland in Padua.

He scored his first goal for Italy at the 2006 World Cup in their opening match of the tournament against Ghana in a 2-0 victory.

 

Iaquinta celebrating his goal against Ghana in the 2006 World Cup

Iaquinta celebrating his goal against Ghana in the 2006 World Cup

Iaquinta played in 5 out of 7 of Italy’s matches, including the semi-final and final, in which he came on after 61 minutes for Simone Perrotta.

Vincenzo made his Azzurri debut on 30 March 2005, as a half-time substitute for Luca Toni in a 0-0 friendly draw against Iceland in Padua.

He scored his first goal for Italy at the 2006 World Cup in their opening match of the tournament against Ghana in a 2-0 victory.

Iaquinta played in 5 out of 7 of Italy’s matches, including the semi-final and final, in which he came on after 61 minutes for Simone Perrotta.

 

 

Source: Italian Sports Journal

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