Lucas Viatri was prevented from leaving the country
Boca Juniors football player, Lucas Viatri, will not be able to leave the country until he finishes with the community works that he promised to realize in exchange for the suspension of a trial for armed robbery, court sources reported today.
This was decided by the Criminal Court of Appeals of Moron, which ruled that the player must teach football for the “probation” that allowed him not to face trial by the theft committed in a hairdressing salon of the from Buenos Aires locality of Castelar on March 20, 2008.
The case against Viatri began when the owner of the robbed barber shop recognized the football player as one of the thieves who had assaulted him, when Viatri scored his first goal in first division, on May 25, 2008 in a match against Vélez Sarsfield.
A Moron Court had arranged that the player should serve community work in a small football school of Villa Lynch and pay 5,000 pesos to the barber, as indemnity.
Boca Juniors is in need of fresh money, and offers for the player have arrived from Dynamo of Kiev and from a Turkish club, but in any case a transfer would not be possible until Viatri completes the two years and a half of community work.