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Warrant for ex-Milan player Robinho after rape conviction

Unlikely to be served as Brazil does not extradite own citizens

(ANSA) - ROME, FEB 15 - Milan prosecutors on Tuesday sent a request for an international arrest warrant and the extradition of former AC Milan and Brazil forward Robinho aka Robson de Souza Santos after his recent definitive conviction to nine years in jail for gang raping a 22-year-old Albanian woman in a Milan disco on January 22 2013.
    Legal sources said Robinho was unlikely to be extradited as the Brazilian constitution does not allow the extradition of its citizens.
    Robinho was found guilty of committing the rape with five other people.
    The supreme court also upheld the conviction of one of Roubinho's friends, Ricardo Falco, another Brazilian, to nine years as lower courts had.
    For the other four, accused of gang rape while taking advantage of the woman who was drunk, the trial was suspended after they became fugitives from justice.
    Robinho and Ricardo were ordered to pay the woman damages of 60,000 euros.
    Prosecutors had requested jail terms of 10 years.
    Robinho, 37, who played for Milan between 2010 and 2014 scoring 25 goals in 108 appearances, denied the charges.
    He has 100 Brazil caps and 28 goals for his country.
    Robinho joined Atletico Mineiro from Guangzhou Evergrande in 2016, and ended his career there two years ago.
    He had formerly played for Real Madrid, Manchester City, and Santos. (ANSA).


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