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UPDATE 1-Italian police launch match-fixing probe
Tue 11 May, 2004 15:32
MILAN, May 11 (Reuters) - Anti-mafia police are investigating 12 Italian soccer clubs in a probe into suspected match-fixing.
Serie A club Siena said in a statement that police had visited their offices as part of investigations being directed by an anti-mafia unit in Naples.
Siena said they had not been accused of any wrongdoing as a club, adding that players from 11 other clubs were also being probed.
Tuscan club Siena are in their first year in Serie A and have secured their top-flight status again for next season.
A source close to the investigation in Naples said five players, three from Siena, were under investigation, adding that phone conversations involving players had been intercepted.
The source said Serie A clubs Chievo, Lecce and Reggina and Serie B Piacenza and Ascoli were among those being probed.
Chievo said in a statement that while their offices had been visited, neither the club nor any of their players had been placed under investigation and documents had not been taken away.
Italian soccer was hit by a major gambling and match-fixing scandal in the early 1980s and there have been several smaller cases since.
A number of investigations into Italian soccer are currently underway, focusing on false accounting and suspicion of fraud.
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