ROME, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Eight people could be charged with fixing Italian soccer matches, mostly in the minor leagues, on behalf of the Neapolitan mob, prosecutors said Friday.
The Interior Ministry began an investigation into match-fixing in June, the Italian news agency ANSA reported. The ministry set up a task force because of reports from the agency regulating gambling of suspicious betting patterns.
Eight people have been detained.
The task force included investigators from the agency responsible for organized crime because of allegations the Camorra, the powerful mob in Naples, is involved.
Italian soccer has long been a subject of scandal. Luciano Moggi, former general manager of Juventus, the historic Turin club, is on trial in Naples on charges he fixed games in 2005 and 2006.
Juventus was stripped of its 2005 and 2006 Serie A championships and moved down to Serie B. Four other clubs in the top tier were given penalty points.
Cristiano Doni, former captain of the Atalanta club in Bergamo, and Beppe Signori, a former striker for the Italian national team, are currently under suspension for match-fixing involving Atalanta.