november 14, 2012 • 11:31 AM

Ezequiel Lavezzi testifies about Mafia ties in Italy

Lavezzi was linked to the Mafia during his time in Italy.
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Argentinean PSG striker, Ezequiel Lavezzi, testified for ten minutes at the Naples Court as a witness in a money laundering case, to then return to France, media reported Wednesday.

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Lavezzi, a former Napoli player, spoke about a case involving an Italian mafia group which inverted money into a restaurant in the Southern city.

He was specifically questions about a gift of watches he received from a Naples businessman, Marco Iorio, and about a puchase of a boat that belonged to former Napoli player, Fabio Cannavaro. He responded that he did not know if the purchase was done through a Swiss account belonging to Iori.

Lavezzi was also aksed about his relationship with Antonio Lo Russo, the sun of the chief of the Secondigliano clan, Salvatore, currently under arest. The player responded that he did not know the 'fan'.

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