Lots of people, including players, coaches, and directors from over 30 soccer groups, are under investigation in connection to alleged match-fixing that is mafia-related the Italian lower leagues.
Match-fixing can be an issue that is ongoing the sports world these days, and also the behind-the-scenes drama can often be crazier than fiction. Latest to enter this saga is an Italian soccer match-fixing debacle, with additional than 50 arrests.
The sweep was made in Italy on match-fixing charges related to ‘dozens’ of games played in the country’s third and fourth tier soccer leagues.
Crime Syndicate Ties Alleged
A further 70 are under investigation, police said this week, since it announced a probe that is ongoing huge match-fixing network which includes among its ranks players, coaches, and directors from over 30 teams, with a few of those charged having links towards the Cosa Nostra Mafia plus the ‘Ndrangheta crime syndicate.
A police officer normally reported to be among the arrestees, who are faced with conspiracy to commit fraud that is sporting.
The arrests come as part of an inquiry spearheaded by anti-Mafia prosecutors within the southern town of Catanzaro. Police said they are analyzing results that are suspicious many games, featuring, among others, Akragas, L’Aquila, Barletta, Brindisi, Montalto, Neapolis Mugnano, Pro Patria, Puteolana, San Severo, Santarcangelo, Sorrento, Torres, and Vigor- (more…)