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Thursday May 31 2012
Atalanta handed two-point penalty

The first round of sporting trials for the summer have been held in Italy, with the most high-profile case seeing Atalanta handed a two-point penalty.

The Orobici were among a number of clubs to accept a plea bargain with prosecutors during their first line of investigation into illegal betting and match-fixing in games in Serie A and B.

For their part played, Atalanta have been handed a recommended two-point penalty from prosecutors that will be in effect for the start of the 2012-13 season, and a €25,000 fine.

Meanwhile, Grosseto were fined €40,000 and will start next season’s Serie B campaign with a six-point deduction, whilst Modena have a two-point penalty for the same competition.

Ascoli will also start Serie B next year with a minus tally, as they were hit with a one-point deduction, as well as a €20,000 fine.

Lego Pro outfit Cremonese have a single point deducted from next year too, plus a fine of €30,000, whilst Frosinone begin on minus one as well, with a €15,000 handed to Livorno.

Kewullay Conteh, Alex Pederzoli, Francesco Ruopolo, Antonio Narciso, Dario Passoni, Mirco Poloni, Juri Tamburini, Andrea De Falco, Alfonso De Lucia and Gianfranco Parlato have all been handed individual bans from the sport, ranging from one year and eight months for Conteh to two months for Parlato.

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