Dozens of people, including players, coaches, and directors from over 30 soccer teams, are under investigation in relation to alleged Mafia-related match-fixing in the Italian lower leagues.
Match-fixing is an ongoing issue in the sports world these days, as well as the behind-the-scenes drama can frequently be crazier than fiction. Latest to enter this saga is an soccer that is italian debacle, with more than 50 arrests.
The sweep was made in Italy on match-fixing charges related to ‘dozens’ of games played within the country’s 3rd and tier that is fourth leagues.
Crime Syndicate Ties Alleged
An additional 70 are under investigation, police stated this week, since it announced a probe that is ongoing huge match-fixing network that features among its ranks players, coaches, and directors from over 30 teams, with a few of those charged having links towards the Cosa Nostra Mafia and also the ‘Ndrangheta crime syndicate.
A police officer normally said to be among the arrestees, that are charged with conspiracy to commit sporting fraud.
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 numerous games, featuring, among other people, Akragas, L’Aquila, Barletta, Brindisi, Montalto, Neapolis Mugnano, Pro Patria, Puteolana, San Severo, Santarcangelo, Sorrento, Torres, and Vigor-Lamezi Continue reading “Alleged Mafia that is italian Soccer Scandal Leads to 50 Plus Arrests”