Thursday July 11 2013
Mauri lawyer insists innocence

Stefano Mauri's lawyer has insisted that the Lazio player is entirely innocent of match-fixing after the FIGC confirmed he will face charges.

The Biancocelesti captain is accused of sporting fraud after alleged involvement in fixing matches between the capital side, Lecce and Genoa.

He is also cited as having violated Article 1 paragraph 1 of the Code of Sports Justice, the principles of loyalty, fairness and integrity, and Article 6 paragraph 1, prohibition of betting.

However, his legal representative has claimed that these allegations are false.

“Compared to the findings of the prosecutor in Cremona [last year] I do not think there are any new elements,” Mr. Melandri told Corriere dello Sport.

“But if we have to prove [his innocence] again, we will do so.

“If the facts are those of a year ago [when Mauri was arrested but released without charge] we have already explained ourselves.”

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