While at Roma, both Bartelt and Cafu were accused of using false documents to gain Italian passports. Bartelt was banned for 1 year and Cafu was acquitted. He never played for Roma again until released in 2003 and until 2006 was acquitted by the court for the fake documents charge.
The forward retired playing for All Boys in 2009. However, in 2011 he came out of retirement to play again for that club, but this time in the Primera División.