In 2006 he had been involved in an investigation by the Turin prosecutor’s office which had asked for 24 years in prison: the Cassation then annulled the sentence of six years and eight months, up to the last word now in the appeal of the trial-bis
Michele Padovano was acquitted of the charge of association aimed at drug trafficking. This is the umpteenth judicial chapter in the story of the former Juventus, Naples and Genoa footballer, which reached the bis appeal process – celebrated in Turin – which had been ordered by the Cassation. The origin of the story dates back to 2006, when the former footballer was involved in a vast investigation by the Turin prosecutor’s office into hashish trafficking.
Asked 24 years
“We are very happy that the in-depth examination by the Court of Appeal has finally restored Padovano to his dignity and life,” said his defenders, lawyers Michele Galasso and Giacomo Francini. In the first instance, the public prosecution had asked for 24 years’ imprisonment. The Cassation had then annulled the sentence of six years and eight months with postponement. “We have never doubted the innocence of our client – the lawyers continue – who had the strength to continue to believe in justice even in such a long, complicated and troubled affair”.
January 31st – 5.49pm
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