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Cannovaro gets 10-months in jail for swimming in own pool – SportsUntapped.com
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Added March 9th, 2015 by Ian

Cannovaro gets 10-months in jail for swimming in own pool
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Eight years ago football Italian football player Fabio Cannavaro was busy captaining his country to a World Cup trophy, but now he’s known as a criminal in his homeland for taking a dip in his own swimming pool. It may sound a little odd, but local authorities believe he deserved a 10-month jail sentence for his actions since he ignored their direct orders which were to stay away from his property in the city of Napoli.

Prosecutors banned Cannavaro from his home and property after they realized he had been building additions on the land without applying for the required permits. It appears the former player just went ahead and erected the pool and a few other things on his own without bothering to pay the permit fees etc. Once the authorities caught wind of the situation they seized the property and told Cannavaro that he’d be charged with trespassing until everything was sorted out to their satisfaction. In addition to Cannavaro’s 10-month sentence, his brother and wife were also given jail time.

This isn’t the first time Cannavaro’s been in trouble with the authorities as a CNN report stated that in 2014 he was being investigated for evading income tax. However, that investigation is still ongoing and he hasn’t been charged with anything as of yet. As for the 10-month sentence for swimming in his pool, Cannavaro is back on the street after he appealed it. Once the appeal is heard he’ll find out whether or not he’ll have to serve the time. This means he can return to China where he currently manages a professional football team named club Guangzhou Evergrande.

The 41-year-old former defender played with Juventus, Inter Milan, Parma, and Real Madrid before retiring in 2011. He played 136 games for Italy between 1997 and 2010 and had two goals to his name. Cannavaro was named both the FIFA World Player of the Year and Ballon d’Or award winner in 2006. He’s just the third defender to win the FIFA award with Germans Franz Beckenbauer and Matthias Sammer being the others.

 
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