Match-fixing Juventus chief is jailed

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Former Juventus general manager Luciano Moggi was sentenced to five years and four months in jail yesterday for his role in the match-fixing case which led to the club being demoted and stripped of their 2005 and 2006 Serie A titles.

Moggi, already banned from football for life, was found guilty of sporting fraud and conspiracy by an Italian court in the criminal trial linked to the affair.

Fiorentina owners and brothers Andrea and Diego Della Valle and Lazio president Claudio Lotito were sentenced to 15 months and fined 25,000 euros each.

Former referee selector Paolo Bergamo was sentenced to three years and eight months and his colleague Pierluigi Pairetto to one year and 11 months. Prosecutors in Naples, who had been investigating the case, had asked for five years and eight months for Moggi.

Moggi, who was not in court, has already been convicted of trying to manipulate the transfer market via a management agency in a separate criminal trial but has never served his one-year term.