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AC Milan Under Investigation For Money Laundering

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According to reports in Italy, Italian prosecutors have opened an investigation into whether the deal to sell AC Milan to Chinese investors last year was inflated for money-laundering purposes.

Milan prosecutors reportedly want to know if the €740 million paid to Silvio Berlusconi to buy out the seven-time European champions was overvalued in a deliberate move to bring large sums of money into Italy from abroad, the newspaper said.

German sides deny match-fixing claims in Bundesliga

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BERLIN, Germany — Allegations of match-fixing in Germany's Bundesliga were on Tuesday denied by both clubs involved after claims implicated a top-flight game between Energie Cottbus and VfL Bochum. Both teams, who now ply their trade in Germany's second division, reacted with surprise to claims from Italy suggesting their Bundesliga match on February 20 2009 [.

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Prosecutors deny AC Milan money-laundering investigation

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Rome (AFP) – Italian prosecutors have denied media reports that they have opened an investigation into whether the deal to sell AC Milan to Chinese investors last year was inflated for money-laundering purposes.

“As it stands no criminal proceedings have been opened regarding the sale of AC Milan,” said Francesco Greco, the chief prosecutor of the city of Milan.

Italian prosecutors deny AC Milan money-laundering investigation

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Rome (AFP) – Italian prosecutors have denied media reports that they have opened an investigation into whether the deal to sell AC Milan to Chinese investors last year was inflated for money-laundering purposes.

“As it stands no criminal proceedings have been opened regarding the sale of AC Milan,” said Francesco Greco, the chief prosecutor of the city of Milan.

Money-laundering probe opened into AC Milan sale – reports

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Rome (AFP) – Italian prosecutors have opened an investigation into whether the deal to sell AC Milan to Chinese investors last year was inflated for money-laundering purposes, La Stampa reported on Saturday.

Milan prosecutors want to know if the 740 million euros ($786 million) paid to Silvio Berlusconi to buy out the seven-time European champions was overvalued in a deliberate move to bring large sums of money into Italy from abroad, the newspaper said.

Money-laundering probe opened into AC Milan sale – reports

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Rome (AFP) – Italian prosecutors have opened an investigation into whether the deal to sell AC Milan to Chinese investors last year was inflated for money-laundering purposes, La Stampa reported on Saturday.

Milan prosecutors want to know if the 740 million euros ($786 million) paid to Silvio Berlusconi to buy out the seven-time European champions was overvalued in a deliberate move to bring large sums of money into Italy from abroad, the newspaper said.

Ex-French international Marlet indicted for rape

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Lyon (AFP) – Former French international Steve Marlet has been placed under investigation for “gang rape” by a court in Auxerre, prosecutors said.

“A second man was also placed under investigation…and a third has been given the status of assisted witness,” a prosecutor Estelle Meyer told AFP confirming a report in a local newspaper.

Ex-French international Marlet indicted for rape

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Lyon (AFP) – Former French international Steve Marlet has been placed under investigation for “gang rape” by a court in Auxerre, prosecutors said.

“A second man was also placed under investigation…and a third has been given the status of assisted witness,” a prosecutor Estelle Meyer told AFP confirming a report in a local newspaper.

Austrian football chief probed over Blatter re-election

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Vienna (AFP) – Austrian prosecutors said Wednesday they are investigating the country’s national football federation head Leo Windtner over a payment made at the time of the disgraced Sepp Blatter’s re-election as FIFA president in 2015.

“We are investigating because of the suspicion of breach of trust and corruption,” the public prosecution office for economic and corruption affairs (WKStA) said.

PSG boss Khelaifi says has ‘nothing to hide’ in World Cup probe

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Bern (Switzerland) (AFP) – Paris Saint-Germain president and beIN Media chief Nasser al-Khelaifi insisted Wednesday that he had “nothing to hide” after a marathon grilling by Swiss prosecutors investigating claims of World Cup corruption.

Khelaifi, a Qatari with close ties to the Gulf state’s royal family, is under investigation for allegedly bribing disgraced former FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke in exchange for World Cup media rights.

PSG boss Khelaifi says has ‘nothing to hide’ in World Cup probe

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Bern (Switzerland) (AFP) – Paris Saint-Germain president and beIN Media chief Nasser al-Khelaifi insisted Wednesday that he had “nothing to hide” after a marathon grilling by Swiss prosecutors investigating claims of World Cup corruption.

Khelaifi, a Qatari with close ties to the Gulf state’s royal family, is under investigation for allegedly bribing disgraced former FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke in exchange for World Cup media rights.

PSG’s Khelaifi to be quizzed in Swiss World Cup probe on October 25: lawyer

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Paris (AFP) – Paris Saint-Germain president and beIN Media chief Nasser al-Khelaifi will be questioned by Swiss prosecutors on October 25 in a World Cup media rights probe, his lawyer told AFP Wednesday.

Khelaifi, a Qatari, “wanted to be heard as soon as possible by the Swiss attorney general’s office”, the lawyer said, adding that his client “denies any corruption” over the sale of rights for future World Cups.

PSG’s Khelaifi to be quizzed in Swiss World Cup probe on October 25: lawyer

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Paris (AFP) – Paris Saint-Germain president and beIN Media chief Nasser al-Khelaifi will be questioned by Swiss prosecutors on October 25 in a World Cup media rights probe, his lawyer told AFP Wednesday.

Khelaifi, a Qatari, “wanted to be heard as soon as possible by the Swiss attorney general’s office”, the lawyer said, adding that his client “denies any corruption” over the sale of rights for future World Cups.

PSG’s Khelaifi to be quizzed in Swiss WCup probe in October: lawyer

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Paris (AFP) – Paris Saint-Germain president and beIN Media chief Nasser al-Khelaifi will be questioned by Swiss prosecutors on October 25 in a World Cup media rights probe, his lawyer told AFP Wednesday.

Khelaifi, a Qatari, “wanted to be heard as soon as possible by the Swiss attorney general’s office”, the lawyer said, adding that his client “denies any corruption” over the sale of rights for future World Cups.

‘No impact’ on PSG from president’s probe

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Paris (AFP) – Paris Saint-Germain are unaffected by the World Cup corruption investigation launched against chairman Nasser al-Khelaifi, a source close to the club has told AFP.

Swiss prosecutors revealed this week they are probing Khelaifi, who heads the Qatari-owned beIN Media group, and disgraced former FIFA executive Jerome Valcke over the sale of media rights for World Cups from 2018-2030.

‘No impact’ on PSG from president’s probe

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Paris (AFP) – Paris Saint-Germain are unaffected by the World Cup corruption investigation launched against chairman Nasser al-Khelaifi, a source close to the club has told AFP.

Swiss prosecutors revealed this week they are probing Khelaifi, who heads the Qatari-owned beIN Media group, and disgraced former FIFA executive Jerome Valcke over the sale of media rights for World Cups from 2018-2030.

Prosecutors not against replacing Messi jail term with fine

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Barcelona (AFP) – Prosecutors in Barcelona say they are not against replacing football star Lionel Messi’s 21-month jail sentence for tax fraud with a fine, a spokeswoman announced Friday.

They said they were willing to give the 29-year-old a fine of 400 euros ($450) a day for the duration of the sentence - an option that the defence of the Argentina international has also proposed.

Prosecutors not against replacing Messi jail term with fine

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Barcelona (AFP) – Prosecutors in Barcelona say they are not against replacing football star Lionel Messi’s 21-month jail sentence for tax fraud with a fine, a spokeswoman announced Friday.

They said they were willing to give the 29-year-old a fine of 400 euros ($450) a day for the duration of the sentence - an option that the defence of the Argentina international has also proposed.

Beckenbauer before Swiss prosecutors in corruption probe

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Berlin (AFP) – German football legend Franz Beckenbauer appeared before Swiss prosecutors on Thursday as part of a corruption probe into the awarding of the 2006 World Cup to Germany.

“Today (Thursday) I was interviewed as part of a long scheduled hearing by the Swiss federal prosecutor and I answered his questions,” the former chairman of Germany’s 2006 bid committee said.

Beckenbauer before Swiss prosecutors in corruption probe

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Berlin (AFP) – German football legend Franz Beckenbauer appeared before Swiss prosecutors on Thursday as part of a corruption probe into the awarding of the 2006 World Cup to Germany.

“Today (Thursday) I was interviewed as part of a long scheduled hearing by the Swiss federal prosecutor and I answered his questions,” the former chairman of Germany’s 2006 bid committee said.

Ten Euro 2016 fans face trial as 150 Russian hooligans evade arrest

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Marseille (AFP) Ten men will be tried in France Monday over the violence between English and Russian football fans in Marseille, but prosecutors said 150 "extremely well-trained" Russian hooligans had evaded arrest.

England captain Wayne Rooney and manager Roy Hodgson made a public appeal to England fans to behave after UEFA threatened the team with disqualification.

Ten Euro 2016 fans face trial as 150 Russian hooligans evade arrest

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Marseille (AFP) Ten men will be tried in France Monday over the violence between English and Russian football fans in Marseille, but prosecutors said 150 "extremely well-trained" Russian hooligans had evaded arrest.

England captain Wayne Rooney and manager Roy Hodgson made a public appeal to England fans to behave after UEFA threatened the team with disqualification.

FC Barcelona

Major blow for Barcelona; Top class star in legal trouble, prosecutors want him in prison

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Barcelona and Neymar have been embroiled in legal trouble ever since the Brazilian’s big-money move to Camp Nou back in 2013.

As per the latest reports, the Spanish giants managed to agree on a settlement earlier this year, but a Spanish public prosecutor has reopened the case and wants the authorities to send Neymar to the prison on charges of tax evasion.

Manchester City chief executive Ferran Soriano implicated in Barcelona spying row

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Manchester City chief executive Ferran Soriano has been accused of approving payments for spying on internal club emails during his time at Barcelona. Soriano, Barca's financial vice-president during Joan Laporta's time as president, is being investigated for criminal liability by prosecutors in Catalonia over his involvement in an alleged scheme to monitor staff emails.

Siena

EURO 2012: Buffon Says He Is Disgusted By Italian Media Behaviour, Thiago Motta ‘Slaps’ Balotelli

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Italian football has entered the doldrums again, and this time, it involves some 52 players from Serie B who turned up at Day One of the corruption trial in Rome yesterday. On a wider scale, 22 football clubs, including newly-promoted sides Atalanta, Siena and Novara are currently being investigated for their alleged involvement in a worldwide player betting ring.

Calciopoli2: Antonio Conte denies match fixing allegations

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Antonio Conte denies match fixing allegations while at Siena calling it a "hoax"

The Juventus manager has been in the spotlight following disclosures by Antonio Bellavista, a central figure in the match fixing scandal sweeping the Serie, that he had asked a friend to contact Conte when he was at Siena to influence the outcome of the Siena vs Sassuolo match.

Italian players arrested in match-fixing probe

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The spectre of corruption returned to haunt Italian football yesterday when former star World Cup striker Beppe Signori was among 16 people arrested after investigators busted a football match-fixing operation that was so big police dubbed it a "proper criminal organisation".

Prosecutors said they had "important and irrefutable" evidence that the 16 were involved in manipulating results in 18 mostly Serie B (second division) and lower league matches in the season that has just come to an end, adding that Atalanta and Siena's promotion to the top flight may be in danger.

Harry Redknapp

Could Pardew Become England Manager After Redknapp Disclosures?

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Prosecutors have accused Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp of taking bungs (bribes)  in an offshore tax dodge. Harry Redknapp arriving at Southwark Crown Court yesterday That was the news yesterday in the first day of his trial, and the prosecutors will today call their first witnesses. Redknapp is accused of putting about £189K into a Monaco [.

Harry Redknapp named secret ‘bung’ account after his dog

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Spurs manager Harry Redknapp set-up a secret offshore 'bung' account named after his pet dog, a court heard yesterday. Redknapp was said to have received "bungs or offshore bonuses" from former Portsmouth chairman Milan Mandaric during his time at Fratton Park. The payments were allegedly received into a bank account in Monaco.

Anton Ferdinand

Police pass Terry race row file to CPS

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Police pass Terry race row file to CPS

Prosecutors will now assess allegations that the Chelsea captain racially abused Anton Ferdinand

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Will London Police Charge John Terry With Making Racial Comments?

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The Daily Mirror today has a front page story that the London police are considering charging John Terry with making racial comments to QPR's Anton Ferdinand.

According to the Mirror story the police have quizzed six senior Chelsea players about what was said during the match and have sent the file to crown prosecutors to make a final decision.

Police Considering Charging John Terry With Racial Abuse

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The Daily Mirror today has a front page story that the London police are considering charging John Terry with making racial comments to QPR's Anton Ferdinand.

According to the Mirror story the police have quizzed six senior Chelsea players about what was said during the match and have sent the file to crown prosecutors to make a final decision.

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Franz Beckenbauer cancels Swiss trip amid investigation

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Berlin (AFP) Franz Beckenbauer on Friday cancelled a public appointment in Zurich as Swiss prosecutors investigate corruption allegations over the awarding of the 2006 World Cup to Germany.

The German football legend, who owns a South African winery, cancelled an appointment to attend a public wine tasting in a Zurich hotel to present his own brand of "The Kaiser's Wines".

FIFA is a corrupt den of thieves: The ISL kickbacks

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The first family of crime: FIFA

The Guardian has a report on the International Sports Media and Marketing aka ISL, the now infamously bankrupt sports marketing company founded by Horst Dassler in the 1970s paying former FIFA president, Joao Havelange and his son-in-law, Ricardo Teixeira, a FIFA executive and former CBF president, millions of dollars in kickbacks for awarding them the 2002 and 2006 World Cup marketing and TV rights worth billions of dollars.

We don't support you or your "slave-like" training methods, Vasco da Gama

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Posted by Eric Beard

Billions of dollars surround the beautiful game and, like in any business, clubs strive to gain an advantage over their competitors. Some gain advantages through hard work and creativity. Others do so through unethical and even inhumane practices.

Manny Ramirez: Battery Charges Dropped

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The news just keeps getting better and better for Manny Ramirez. First, he landed a new gig with the Oakland Athletics after deciding to end his brief retirement from baseball. Now, prosecutors in Ford Lauderdale, Florida have decided to drop battery charges against the future Hall of Famer.

Ramirez was initially charged with domestic battery following an incident with his wife on Sept.

Police Request Mario Balotelli Interview After Being Carted Around Napoli By Local Mafia

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By Chris Wright

Another day, another 'it couldn't happen to anyone else' tale of Balo-madness.

According to the Beeb, Italian police have requested an interview with Mario Balotelli over a visit he paid to a known 'Mafia hotspot' in Naples almost a year ago.