Giuseppe Signori questioned in match-fixing inquiry

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Former Lazio captain Giuseppe Signori showed up for questioning by judicial authorities Wednesday for his alleged role in the latest Italian match-fixing scandal.

Signori was one of 16 people arrested across Italy last week as part of an inquiry focused on 18 matches mostly in Serie B and C. However, key suspects in the case have reportedly divulged information about top-division games that were fixed.

Signori, who retired in 2006, allegedly led a group of bettors in Bologna that had a direct impact on match-fixing.

Signori was the Lazio captain in the mid-1990s and led Serie A in scoring for three seasons. He also made 28 appearances for Italy from 1992-95, scoring seven goals, and finished his Serie A career with Bologna in 2004.

Signori's lawyer, Silvio Caroli, said his client intends to respond to the questions posed by the judge leading the preliminary investigation, the ANSA news agency reported.

Signori has thus far refused to comment on the inquiry.

Meanwhile, the inquiry appears to be expanding, with ANSA reporting that Naples prosecutors are investigating three Serie A matches involving Napoli over the past two seasons.