The Supreme Court of Cassation upheld the judgment of the Palermo Court of Appeal in January 2020. Miccoli was found guilty of ordering the son of the mafia boss to recover 12,000. euro from the owner of a disco in Palermo. The whole thing happened in 2010.
The sentence has been passed. Miccoli went to prison for mafia activities
The court case dragged on for years and finally a sentence was passed. The former player from Palermo and the Italian national team was sentenced on Wednesday to three and a half years in prison in Rovigo near Venice for extortion aggravated by mafia methods. During the investigation, the police intercepted recordings of telephone conversations which revealed that Miccoli had contacted the son of the head of the Sicilian “Cosa Nostra”, Mauro Lauricella. In one of the conversations with him, he described Giovanni Falcone as “garbage”, a judge who died in 1992 and had fought for many years with the Italian mafia. Later, the footballer apologized for this in court with tears in his eyes.
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Miccoli has scored 103 goals in 259 Serie A games over nine seasons, representing Perugia, Juventus, Fiorentina and Palermo. He also spent time on loan at Benfica Lisbon and played two seasons at Lecce. He ended his football career in 2015 after playing for the Maltese club Birkirkara. In addition, the forward played 19 matches for the Italian national team and scored two goals in them. Most recently, Miccoli was an assistant coach at FK Dinamo Tirana, a club in the Albanian Second Division.