Referees in 2006 scandal to pay ?4 million to FICG
ROME (AP) — An Italian court has ordered the referees involved in the 2006 match-fixing scandal to pay €4 million ($5.25 million) in damages to the Italian Football Federation.
Referee selector Paolo Bergamo received the heaviest fine of €1 million ($1.31 million) Wednesday, while colleague Pierluigi Pairetto has to pay €800,000 ($1.05 million).
Former Italian football federation vice president Innocenzo Mazzini was fined €700,000 ($918,000), and former referees Massimo De Santis and Tullio Lanese were each fined €500,000 ($656,000).
Nine others were fined smaller amounts. All can appeal.
The scandal — known as Calciopoli — left Juventus stripped of the 2005 and 2006 Serie A titles and relegated to Serie B by a sports court. There were points penalties for several other Serie A teams and long bans for club and refereeing officials.