Stefano Mauri of Lazio banned 6 months in match-fixing scandal

Lazio captain Stefano Mauri has been banned for

Lazio captain Stefano Mauri has been banned for six months by the Italian football federation for his part in the match-fixing scandal. (Credit: AP, 2012)

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ROME -- Lazio captain Stefano Mauri has been banned for six months by the Italian soccer federation for his part in a match-fixing scandal.

Mauri was one of eight players accused of rigging the Serie A games between Lazio-Genoa and Lecce-Lazio in May 2011 and for failing to report match-fixing. He was found guilty for his role in the Lecce match.

Mauri says he will appeal the ban.


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Prosecutor Stefano Palazzi had asked for a 4 1/2-year suspension. He also wanted Lazio to be docked six points, and Genoa and Lecce three points each. However, the federation fined Lazio $53,000 and Lecce $26,000. Genoa was cleared.

Alessandro Zamperini, who was already banned for five years, received an additional two-year suspension.

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