Monday, December 11, 2006

Lotito ‘wins’ Calciopoli appeal

The Italian Olympic Committee’s (CONI) Court of Arbitration has this evening slashed the ban inflicted on Lazio chief Claudio Lotito.

The Biancocelesti President was handed a 30-month suspension earlier this year following an investigation by the Italian Football Federation.

But Lotito has always pleaded his innocence and his appeal to CONI, which was his last chance via the sporting justice system, has proved successful.

The capital chief has seen his ban cut to just four months which has already expired seeing as he has served five months in the lead up to today’s verdict.

Lotito’s success is not totally unexpected seeing how his club have come through the various appeal processes in recent times.

After initially being demoted to the Second Division, they were put back into Serie A with an 11-point penalty which was then slimmed down to just minus three.


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