Documents seized from 41 Italian soccer clubs in tax evasion probe

June 25, 2013 at 4:18 PM
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NAPLES, Italy, June 25 (UPI) -- Documents were seized Tuesday from 41 Italian professional soccer clubs as part of a major criminal probe into tax evasion and money laundering, police said.

Major soccer teams, including Juventus, AC Milan, Inter and AS Roma were included in the sweep, the Italian news agency ANSA reported.

Prosecutors in Naples said the warrant for the seizure listed suspicion of conspiracy, international tax evasion and money laundering.

The probe is concentrating on contracts between players, teams and agents, ANSA said, adding the seizures were another blow to Italian soccer, which has been hit by match-fixing scandals and problems with racism and stadium violence in recent years.

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