Italian police arrest Juventus ultra-groups members for extortion, money laundering and violence

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Italian police on Monday arrested 12 hardcore ‘ultra’ fans of Serie A champions Juventus in relation to a probe by Turin prosecutors, sources quoted by ANSA said.

The suspects are accused of crimes include criminal association, aggravated extortion, self-laundering and violence.

The probe was launched after the club reported the alleged wrongdoing.
Prosecutors believe that the fans involved used a “widespread criminal strategy” to blackmail Juventus after it decided to stop granting a series of privileges to the ultra groups.

Police arrest ultra-groups for extortion, money laundering and violence
A police officer shows some of the objects found during an investigation by Turin prosecutors that led to the arrest of 12 hardcore ‘ultra’ fans of Serie A champions Juventus, Turin, northern Italy, 16 September 2019. The suspects are accused of several crimes including criminal association, aggravated extortion, money laundering and violence. The probe was launched after the club reported the alleged wrongdoing. Prosecutors believe that the fans involved used a ‘widespread criminal strategy’ to blackmail Juventus after it decided to stop granting a series of privileges to ultra-groups. EPA-EFE/ALESSANDRO DI MARCO
Police arrest ultra-groups for extortion, money laundering and violence
Some of the objects found during an investigation by Turin prosecutors that led to the arrest of 12 hardcore ‘ultra’ fans of Serie A champions Juventus, in Turin.

Via ANSA

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