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Thursday August 20 2015
Catania to appeal demotion

Catania have announced they will appeal against their demotion to Lega Pro in a match-fixing case.

Elfanti President Antonino Pulvirenti has admitted to attempting to fix five matches in last season’s Serie B, ironically to save his club from relegation.

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Thursday August 13 2015
Mauri cleared of allegations

Ex-Lazio captain Stefano Mauri will not face trial over new revelations in the Calcioscommesse scandal.

The attacking midfielder was given a six-month ban in 2013 for failing to report a potential fix to authorities in the Genoa-Lecce game in May 2011.

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Tuesday August 11 2015
Pulvirenti: ‘I’ll retire from football’

Disgraced Catania President Antonino Pulvirenti says he’ll ‘retire from football’ after the FIGC Prosecutor recommended a five-year ban.

The Elefanti patron has admitted to attempting to fix five Serie B matches last season, and was today given a banning order from all stadiums.

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Tuesday August 11 2015
Prosecutor: Catania to Lega Pro

FIGC Prosecutor Stefano Palazzi has requested that Catania be demoted to the Lega Pro and deducted five points.

The Elefanti are facing sporting punishment for the ‘Goal Trains’ scandal, in which President Antonino Pulvirenti admitted to attempting to fix five matches.

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Thursday August 6 2015
Serie B: Fixtures on Aug 25

The Serie B fixture list will finally be drawn up on August 25 and the season begins on September 5.

This entire process was postponed after Parma were declared bankrupt.

Now Brescia have been brought back into the second division to replace the Ducali, though question marks remain over Catania in a match-fixing investigation.

The campaign is due to kick off on September 5, just 10 days after the calendar is set.

The Lega Serie B announced today that the fixture list will be drawn up in Pescara on August 25.

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Wednesday July 22 2015
Fraud charges for Catania and Teramo

Over 100 figures have been deferred to the Disciplinary Commission, but Catania and Teramo risk demotion for sporting fraud.

The recent police investigation into potential match-fixing and irregularities has now spread to the sporting justice system.

The FIGC prosecutors deferred over 100 people to the Disciplinary Commission, including 36 clubs, in Serie B and Lega Pro.

Of these clubs, seven are accused of direct responsibility, which would see them automatically demoted if found guilty.

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Friday July 17 2015
Conte witness in match-fixing trial

Antonio Conte has given evidence as a witness in a match-fixing trial involving former club Bari.

The Italy CT has been indicted relating to two charges of sporting fraud during his time in charge of Siena, but today’s hearing covers two Bari matches when he was Coach, and the Azzurri boss is not accused of any wrongdoing.

“The campaign with Bari in 2009 was exciting,” ANSA reports that Conte told the court, which is trying to establish whether games against Salernitana and Treviso were fixed.

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Friday July 10 2015
Cagliari ask for Atalanta demotion

Cagliari have asked for the 2015-16 Serie A season to be postponed until Atalanta face match-fixing charges.

The prosecutor of Cremona has recommended 104 people face trial, so now a judge must evaluate the evidence in a preliminary hearing before deciding who will go on to a full trial.

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Friday July 10 2015
'Defend Italy image with Conte'

Italy “want to defend our image in the world, above all with Antonio Conte,” said FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio.

There were question marks over the Coach after he was named as one of 104 people recommended for trial in a new match-fixing case.

A judge will now view evidence in a preliminary hearing before deciding who should be charged for a full trial.

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Wednesday July 8 2015
Serie B season postponed

The start of the 2015-16 Serie B season has officially been postponed from August 22 to September 5.

This decision was confirmed by the Lega Serie B, who met this evening to discuss the situation.

There had been calls to delay the start of the campaign following a series of scandals.

Catania are at the forefront in the match-fixing allegations, while Parma cannot take part after their bankruptcy.

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