Prosecutors recommend bans

FIGC prosecutors have recommended punishments for Lazio and their captain Stefano Mauri for alleged involvement in match-fixing.

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Stefano Mauri: Could face a 54-month ban from football

Stefano Mauri: Could face a 54-month ban from football

Italian Football Federation (FIGC) prosecutors have recommended a six-point deduction for Serie A club Lazio and a 54-month ban for Mauri.

Mauri and seven other individuals on Wednesday faced the national disciplinary commission to answer to match-fixing accusations relating to Lazio's league games against Genoa and Lecce in May 2011.

The three clubs are subject to disciplinary action for their objective liability in the alleged actions of Mauri, Massimiliano Benassi, Mario Cassano, Stefano Ferrario, Carlo Gervasoni, Omar Milanetto, Antonio Rosati and Alessandro Zamperini.

A statement published on FIGC.com on Wednesday read: "Six penalty points with a 20,000 euro fine for Lazio and three points deducted from Genoa and Lecce.

"These are the requests of the federal prosecutor Stefano Palazzi of the national disciplinary commission, which met today in relation to the match-fixing charges involving eight people and three clubs, deferred to the federal prosecutor for their sporting fraud and for objective liability.

"Palazzi has requested four years and six months of disqualification for Mauri, three years and six months for Milanetto, Rosati, Ferrario and Benassi, two years added to the ban already issued to Zamperini and one year added to the ban already issued to Cassano.

"The commission has this morning heard the plea bargain of Carlo Gervasoni. The former Piacenza defender, deferred for his involvement in Lazio-Genoa (May 14, 2011) and Lecce-Lazio (May 22, 2011), will serve a further two months on his existing ban."

The commission's recommendations are subject to change as the hearing progresses.

Mauri, now 33, played as Lazio beat Genoa 4-2 in Rome on May 14, 2011 and eight days later the midfielder featured in a victory by the same scoreline at Lecce.

Last week saw Torino goalkeeper Jean-Francois Gillet handed a 43-month ban from football for his alleged involvement in match-fixing while at Bari, while top-flight clubs including Atalanta, Torino and Sampdoria were deducted points for the start of the 2012-13 campaign.

Juventus coach Antonio Conte missed the start of the season while serving a 10-month ban for failing to report alleged match-fixing during his time at Siena. The ban was subsequently reduced to four months on appeal and Conte returned to the Juve bench in December.

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