In this Monday, April 16, 2007 filer, Defense attorney Joseph Tacopina gives his closing arguments in the Melanie McGuire trial in New Brunswick, N.J. Cash-strapped Serie B club Bologna is nearing a deal on being sold to a North American group. New York lawyer Joe Tacopina is slated to become the club president, with Montreal Impact president Joey Saputo the largest investor. Tacopina and Saputo will reportedly make an initial investment of 13 million euros ($16.5 million) plus provide a 7 million euros payout to the club's previous owners. (AP Photo/Patti Sapone, Pool)

BOLOGNA, Italy (AP) — Cash-strapped Serie B club Bologna is nearing a sale to a North American group.

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