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Fraud in competitive Sport and Systems and controls under law 231/2001: What's new?

27 June 2019

On 16 May 2019, by way of publication in the Official Journal of the Republic of Italy of the Law 39/2019 concerning the ratification of the "Convention of the Council of Europe on the manipulation of sports competition, made at Magglingen on 18 September 2014", the offence of "Fraud in competitive sport and the illegal betting" was placed on the list of relevant criminal offences pursuant to Law 231/2001. In parallel, the new Code of Sport Justice of the Italian Football Federation ("FIGC") entered into force on 11 June 2019 and also assigns in respect of sport offences exemption or exoneration where systems and controls under Law 231/2001 (the "Model") have been adopted and effectively implemented.

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