Calcioscommesse Update - June 3, 2012 - On May 31, 2012 Disciplinary Commission began the process from investigation done by Prosecutor office in Cremona: May 31 - Atalanta will start 2012/13 season with -2 points and were fined €25,000 in plea bargain. More plea bargains are -> http://sports.yahoo.com/soccer/news?slug=afp-fbl_ita_betting_matchfixing_20120409 June 1 - Federal prosecutor has asked points deduction for 2012/13; Pescara -2, Novara -6 and other requests are -> http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/01062012/58/serie-points-deductions-recommended.html 1st Trial is likely to begin in June, 2012 and finish before Euros. -> Summary of main points of various Italian media reports. - 75 games in Serie A/B are under investigation by Prosecutor offices in Bari, Cremona and Naples. - Clubs u/investigations; Serie A = 11; Serie B = 17 - Serie A Clubs that risk point/s deduction are: Atalanta, Bologna, Cesena, Chievo, Genoa, Lazio, Napoli, Novara and Udinese. - Clubs where Executives, Director/s, Coaches are involved face relegation. Lecce and Siena risk point/s deduction to relegation. * Documents from investigation done by Prosecutor Office in Cremona arrived @ FIGC, Federal prosecutor Palazzi office in Rome on May 8, 2012. - The following was reported as breakdown of 1st referrals by FIGC: 22 clubs; 33 games (29 from Serie B, 2 from Tim Cup, 2 from Leg Pro) 52 Active players, 2 former players, 4 Club Executives/Club employees, 3 Coaches/Technical Staff. - Serie A Clubs effected in the 1st referrals are: Atalanta, Novara and Siena. - On May 9, 2012, the witnesses and charged were notified and FIGC send the 1st referrals to the Disciplinary Commission. - On May 31, 2012 Disciplinary Commission began the process from investigation done by Prosecutor office in Cremona: May 31 - Atalanta will start 2012/13 season with -2 points and were fined €25,000 in plea bargain. More plea bargains are -> http://sports.yahoo.com/soccer/news?slug=afp-fbl_ita_betting_matchfixing_20120409 June 1 - Federal prosecutor has asked points deduction for 2012/13: Pescara -2, Novara -6 and other requests are -> http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/01062012/58/serie-points-deductions-recommended.html 1st Trial is likely to begin in June, 2012 and finish before Euros. * Documents from investigation done by Prosecutor Office in Bari and Naples will arrive @ FIGC, Federal Prosecutor office in June 2012. - The witnesses and charged will be notified and then FIGC will send the 2nd Referrals to the Disciplinary Commission. - 2nd Trial is likely to be in July & finish before August 2, 2012. (3rd qualifying round of EL) - Serie A clubs that could be part of 2nd referrals are: Chievo, Genoa, Lazio, Lecce, Napoli, Udinese and possibly Bologna and Cesena. * FIGC & CONI will apply points deduction to 2011/12 or 2012/13 season. Likely bans for players and illegal bettors by FIGC will be: a) 1 year ban from all football activities for anyone who was asked to fix a game, refused but then failed to report it. b) 2 years ban for anyone who placed a bet but didn't play in game. c) 5 year ban to player who agreed to fix the game and played in it. - Anyone who is charged but cooperatives with the Federal Prosecutor Palazzi office will get reduced ban per 2007 law. - Per FIGC Code of Sports Justice of FIGC for Strict Liability will apply. (Club will be held liable for their member/s and player/s actions) - Atalanta risk another -7 points Under investigation are the following games from 2010/2011 season. Atalanta - Piacenza Ascoli - Atalanta Padova - Atalanta * In August 2011 Atalanta were docked -6 points and Doni banned for 3.5 years from all football activities. May 31, 2012 -> Deducted -2 points for 2012/13 & fined €25,000. - Bologna risk -2 points Under investigation is the following game from 2010/2011 season. Bologna - Bari Cesena risk -3 points Under investigation is Marco Rossi and the following game from 2010/2011 season. Cesena - Bari Chievo risk -3 to -6 points Under investigation are Pellissier, Luciano and the following games from 2010/2011 season. Brescia - Chievo Bari - Chievo Inter - Chievo - Genoa risk -2 points Under investigation are Milanetto, Dainelli and the following game from 2010/2011 season. Lazio - Genoa - Lazio risk -7 points and no Europe. Under investigation are Sculli, Ledsema, Mauri and Brocchi and the following games from 2010/2011 season. Lazio - Genoa Lecce - Lazio - Napoli risk point/s and no Europe and Gianello, P. Cannavaro, Grava and Cossato brothers risks bans. Under investigation is the following game from 2010/2011. Sampdoria 1-0 Napoli on May 16, 2010 Gianello, the former G.K. of Napoli has stated to the prosecutor office he made attempt on behalf of the bettor/s for Napoli to lose game vs. Samp on May 16, 2010. In the dressing room he asked P. Cannavaro and Grava to fix the game, however both refused. Also, Gianello has admitted to the prosecutor office that it is his voice on the wiretaps with Ex-Chievo player Cossato. * Mascara is under investigation for the Lecce - Napoli game. - Novara risk points Under investigation are the following games from 2010 Coppa Italia. Chiero - Novara Novara - Cyrene - Udinese risk points and no Europe Under investigation is the following game from 2009/2010 season. Udinese - Bari More details have merged that players involved to fix this game were Parisi, Belmonte, Bonucci, Masiello. Also, Pepe was asked but refused. - Lecce risk -6 points to relegation Under investigation are Covia, Benassi, Rosati, Ferrario, and the Director of football and the following game from 2010/2011 season. Bari - Lecce - Siena risk points and to relegation Under investigation are the following games from 2010/2011 season Siena - Atalanta Ascoli - Siena Ascoli - Siena Siena - Piacenza Siena - Torino Siena - Varese Siena - Sassuolo Novara - Siena Siena - Modena - Siena player Carobbio (now on loan w/Spezia) has stated to the Prosecutor office in Cremona that Antonio Conte knew about fix of Novara 2-2 Siena game. (On April 21, 2012 AC denied he knew). Per Carobbio, bettors Gegic and Ilievski had proposed a draw or draw w/over and players from Siena and Novara agreed to a draw after meeting in Hotel where Siena team was staying in May, 2011. Code: -> Updates - 1st Mister X (Money Emissary) has been identified by Bari Prosecutor office as Carlo Quarta who delivered €230k @ Hotel Tiziano in Lecce. - 2nd Mr. X is likely overseas and non-Italian. - Also, Masiello 2 friends have now decided to offer full cooperation to Bari's Prosecutor office. "Players phoned me and said: '20,000 (euros) on this result', I did it because I trusted them," he said. "That doesn't happen in England but it does in Italy. The players make an agreement and then bet or sell their information. "Often it's directors of the clubs themselves who come to an agreement." [URL]http://sports.yahoo.com/soccer/news?slug=afp-fbl_ita_ betting _matchfixing_20120409 - Slovenian Dino Lalic who was point man for Bettors known as Gypsies arrived back in Rome from Zagreb. He had been a fugitive since Dec of 2011 when Prosecutor of Cremona had implicated him. - TNAS (National Court of Arbitration for Sport) has rejected Signori appeal and confirmed his 5 year ban. - It’s reported once Bari Ultras figured out that players were fixing games they too got into the act. On May 10, 2012 3 Bari Ultra leaders were arrested on suspicion of forcing Bari players to lose the following games. Bari 1-2 Chievo Cesena 1-0 Bari Bari 0-1 Sampdoria - It's reported documents send to the Disciplinary Commission contain Carobbio statement to the Prosecutor Office of Cremona states Antonio Conte had informed Siena players before (Novara 2-2 Siena) game that Siena had reached agreement with Novara for a draw. - Carobbio also states that Siena staff including Antonio Conte arranged with Albinoleffe staff and players a loss for Siena (AlbinoLeffe 1-0 Siena) so to help Albinoleffe avoid relegation. - Platini spoke with sky.it and said the players involved in fixing games in Italy shouldn't be allowed to play again. - Ferrario (Lecce) testified to Prosecutor Office that 2 days before Lazio 4-2 Lecce, Zamperini offered him and several players rom Lecce monies to fix the game. He gave his o.k. and so did Mauri (Lazio). - Passoni (Albinoleffe) during his deposition to 007 Federal confirmed that he and his team mates meet Siena’s Carobbio, Coppola & a staff member to fix (AlbinoLeffe 1-0 Siena). Poloni (Asst-Coach AlbinoLeffe) confirmed he was aware Siena were to grant Albinoleffe a win. - Prosecutor Office in Bari has agreed to plea bargain of 1 yr 10 months of imprisonment for Masiello and 1 yr 5 months for Carlla and Giacobbe. - Per warrants/orders issued by Prosecutor Office in Cremona; Mauri, Milanetto and 17 others have been arrested. - Criscito was questioned and his room searched at Coverciano. - Antonio Conte, Bonucci , Sculli, Crespo, Kaladze, Pellissier and Criscito are suspects in match-fixing & under investigation. - The houses of Antonio Conte, executives and players of Siena, Novara and AlbinoLeffe were searched. - Bob Vieri is under investigation for Inter 1-0 Lecce game. - Prosecutor Office in Bari is still working on investigation & reports say worst is yet to come for Serie A. - Bonucci was placed under investigation on May 3, 2012, however unlike Criscito he has not officially been notified. - Buffon is under suspicion by Guardia di Finanza of betting €1.58m (14 payments) with friend in Parma who runs a Tobacco and Betting store. Buffon's says it was to buy 20 Rolex watches. . .