Torino keeper Gillet has ban upheld
The 34-year-old Belgian shot-stopper was one of several players charged in relation to the 2011 Calcioscommesse scandal, after allegedly being involved in fixing games between Bari and Treviso in 2008 and Bari and Salernitana in 2009.
As published on the FIGC website, of the twelve appeals from individuals found guilty by the Federal Court on July 16th, 2013, only two players had their bans partly reduced: Corrado Colombo of fourth tier side Tuttocuoio who had his six-month ban reduced to three, and Raffaele Bianco, on loan at Carpi in Serie B from Juventus, who had his 42-month ban reduced to six-months.
Simone Bonomi, Francesco Caputo, Daniele De Vezze, Luca Fusco, Stefano Guberti, Vitali Kutuzov, Alessandro Parisi, Ivan Rajcic and Vincenzo Santuruvo all had their 42-month bans upheld, while Massimo Gancu’s four-year ban and Gianluca Galasso’s 43-month bans were also confirmed.
In addition, Willian Pianu, originally found innocent, has now also been found guilty and been banned for 42-months.
Gillet was at Bari from 2000 to 2011 but most recently played for Bologna and Torino before receiving his 43-month ban.
The Belgian international, who has been capped nine times by the national team, faces an early end to his career unless he is able to successfully appeal to a higher court.