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Juventus president Andrea Agnelli looks on during the Italian Serie A match against Napoli at the Juventus Stadium in Turin in this May 23 Herre Nike Air Vapormax 2018 Sko Sort Tilbud , 2015, photo.

Juventus president Andrea Agnelli was banned for one year by the Italian soccer federation on Monday for his role in selling tickets to hardcore "ultra" fans that encouraged scalping.

 

The court also fined Juventus 300,000 euros (US$350,000).

 

The ban comes less than three weeks after Agnelli was elected to chair the 220-member European Club Association.

 

"Having taken note of today's decision by the FIGC's National Tribunal, Juventus preannounces its appeal to the FIGC Court of Appeal in the full conviction of its own good arguments Billige Nike Air Max 97 2017 Retro Herre Sko Hvid , which have still not found adequate recognition," the Serie A club said in a statement.

 

"The club expresses its own satisfaction because today's sentence, even though it inflicted heavy bans on the president and other people involved, has 'after extensive evaluation of the evidentiary material' (page 11 of the sentence) excluded all alleged links with representatives of organized crime."

 

Federation prosecutor Giuseppe Pecoraro also said he would appeal for a harsher sentence. Pecoraro requested a 2 12-year suspension, a fine and an order to force Juventus to play two home matches behind closed doors.

 

"I am partially satisfied because we managed to prove everyone's guilt but the facts are so serious that I think they should be punished more Herre Nike Air Max 97 Sko Sort 318001-001 Tilbud ," Pecoraro told Italian news agency Ansa. "The judgment of another court would be useful, taking into account that the resources coming from the ticket scalping went to a criminal organization, and that is very serious."

 

Agnelli allegedly authorized the sale of season passes and other tickets. He has acknowledged meeting with Rocco Dominello, an "ultra" fan linked to the Calabrian 'ndrangheta crime mob who has since been sentenced to nearly eight years in prison for scalping.

 

But Agnelli said the meetings came only with large numbers of other fans at celebratory occasions and that the club never intended to engage in illegal activity.

 

Juventus security director Alessandro D'Angelo has been banned for 15 months while ticketing director Stefano Merulla and former marketing director Francesco Calvo have also been handed one-year suspensions.

 

Each of the four has also been fined 20,000 euros for violating sporting integrity and illicit relations with fans.

 

The 41-year-old Agnelli has led Juventus Vans Classic Slip On Hvid Vans Sko , the club his family has owned for nearly a century, since 2010. Agnelli has also been a non-voting member of the UEFA executive committee since 2015. He received full voting rights last week at a UEFA meeting in Geneva.

 

Dominello's father, Saverio Dominello, was sentenced to 12 years in prison by a court in Turin in June for his role in the scalping case.

 

Anti-mafia prosecutors said the 'ndrangheta was involved in scalping among Juventus ultra fans for at least 15 years, guaranteeing order in the stadium in exchange for open ticket access.

 

Juventus has denied any wrongdoing.

 

Two Americans held by North Korea were on their way home Saturday after their release was secured through a secret mission by the top U.S. intelligence official to the country.

 

Matthew Miller of Bakersfield Vans Sk8 Hi Reissue Leather Udsalg Hvid Vans Sko , California, and Kenneth Bae of Lynnwood, Washington, were flying back to the West Coast with James Clapper, the director of national intelligence Tilbud Vans Sk8 Hi Lite Sort Hvid , according to U.S. officials. Clapper was the highest-ranking American to visit Pyongyang in more than a decade. Miller and Bae were scheduled to arrive at Joint Base Lewis McChord south of Seattle shortly after 9 p.m., said a Bae family spokesman.

 

It was the latest twist in the fitful relationship between the Obama administration and the young North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un. And it was an anomalous role for Clapper, a retired general who doesn't typically do diplomacy.

 

"It's a wonderful day for them and their families," President Barack Obama said at the White House following his announcement of his pick for attorney general. "Obviously we are very grateful for their safe return. And I appreciate Director Clapper doing a great job on what was obviously a challenging mission."

 

U.S. officials did not immediately provide details about the circumstances of the Americans' release Dame Vans Old Skool Lyserød Hvid Udsalg , including whether Clapper met with Kim or other senior North Korean officials. They said the timing was not related to Obama's imminent trip to China, Myanmar and Australia.

 

A senior administration official said Clapper carried a brief message from Obama indicating that Clapper was his personal envoy to bring the two Americans home. The official spoke on a condition of anonymity without authorization to speak on the record.

 

Analysts who study North Korea said the decision to free Bae and Miller now from long prison terms probably was a bid by that country to ease pressure in connection with its human rights record.

 

Bae and Miller were the last Americans held by North Korea.

 

"Their release has been our focus every single day and we've been working all the angles available to bring them home," Secretary of State John Kerry said from Oman on Saturday. "We're pleased that this humanitarian gesture has taken place."

 

Bae, a Korean-American missionary with health problems, was serving a 15-year sentence for alleged anti-government activities. He was detained in 2012 while leading a tour group to a North Korea economic zone.

 

Terri Chung Vans Old Skool Hvid Old Skool Vans Tilbud , Bae's sister, said she received word from the State Department Saturday morning that Bae and Miller were on a plane that had left North Korean airspace. "We have been waiting for and praying for this day for two years. This ordeal has been excruciating for the family, but we are filled with joy right now," Chung said in an emailed statement.

 

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