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Juventus president Andrea Agnelli banned for 1 year

ROME (AP) Juventus president Andrea Agnelli was banned for one year by the Italian soccer federation on Monday for his role is selling tickets to hard-core "ultra" fans that encouraged scalping.

The court also fined Juventus 300,000 euros ($350,000). The ban comes less than three weeks after Agnelli was elected to chair the 220-member European Club Association.

Agnelli's lawyer said they will appeal. The federation's prosecutor, Giuseppe Pecoraro, also said he would appeal for a harsher sentence. Pecoraro had requested a 2 1/2-year suspension, a fine and an order to force Juventus to play two home matches behind closed doors.