The Argentinean former goalkeeper and coach Ricardo Antonio La Volpe was one step away from going to jail after a judge revoked the release order that the coach had in a case of sexual harassment and harassment. He has been living in Mexico as he settled there when signed by Atlante and Oaxtepec in the 1980's decade.
The complaint began in 2014 when the Guadalajara podiatrist, Belén Coronado, denounced La Volpe who at that time was coaching Chivas, for indecent assaults and sexual harassment. After years of litigation, the former Boca Juniors' coach obtained the release order on July 17, 2018, arguing that there was insufficient evidence to prosecute him.
But at the end of 2020, the Fourth District Judge of Amparo in Criminal Matters revoked the release order and changed it to a formal prison order, which was notified this Monday, March 8, coinciding with International Women's Day. The decision, informed judicial sources, cannot be appealed.
With this new opinion, Ricardo La Volpe must appear before the judge to determine under what conditions and measures the criminal process against him is initiated. It will correspond to the Tenth Chamber of the Judicial Power of the State of Jalisco to enforce the new Order Fourth District Judge of Amparo in Criminal Matters.
A look at Ricardo La Volpe's career:
In Mexico, La Volpe coached Atlante, Guadalajara, América, Atlas and Toluca teams. In Argentina he did the same with Boca Juniors, Vélez Sarsfield and Banfield. He led Mexico to the second round of the 2006 World Cup in Germany and was also in charge of Costa Rica between 2010 and 2011. As a player, La Volpe was a substitute goalkeeper for the Argentine National Team at the 1978 World Cup where he obtained the gold medal.