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Betting Probe Targets Buffon

25 May 2006

ITALY -- As reported by the Agence France Presse: "Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has been quizzed by prosecutors investigating alleged illegal betting.

"Magistrates in Parma and Turin want to determine if the Juventus player – the world's most expensive keeper – struck bets on his team through unauthorised bookmakers.

"Buffon, who was grilled for two hours by magistrates in Parma, is one of four people under suspicion of floating the law on illegal gambling.

"...Buffon has already admitted placing bets when he voluntarily appeared before prosecutors in Turin on May 13.

"But he insists he stopped when the Italian football federation (FIGC) made gambling on any matches an offence last year..."

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