Dozens of people, including players, coaches, and directors from over 30 soccer groups, are under research in connection to alleged Mafia-related match-fixing in the Italian lower leagues.
Match-fixing can be an ongoing issue in the recreations world these days, while the behind-the-scenes drama can often be crazier than fiction. Latest to enter this saga can be an soccer that is italian debacle, with increased 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 fourth tier soccer leagues.
Crime Syndicate Ties Alleged
A further 70 are under investigation, police said this week, as it announced an ongoing probe into huge match-fixing system which includes among its ranks players, coaches, and directors from over 30 teams, with some of those charged having links to the Cosa Nostra Mafia plus the 'Ndrangheta crime syndicate.
A police officer is also reported to be among the arrestees, that are faced with conspiracy to commit fraud that is sporting.
The arrests come included in an inquiry spearheaded by anti-Mafia prosecutors within the town that is southern of. Police said they are analyzing suspicious outcomes from many games, featuring, among others, Akragas, L'Aquila, Barletta, Brindisi, Montalto, Neapolis Mugnano, Pro Patria, Puteolana, San Severo, Santarcangelo, Sorrento, Torres, and Vigor-Lamezia.