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Juventus Were Penalized 15 Points for Fake Bookkeeping

Juventus Were Penalized 15 Points for Fake Bookkeeping

The punishment might get rid of the membership’s possibilities of enjoying in Europe subsequent season.

A document 36-time Italian champion, Juventus was third in Serie A and the penalty drops the Bianconeri into the underside half of the standings — 25 factors behind chief Napoli and 12 factors from the Champions League locations.

Juventus stated it’s going to enchantment the choice to Italy’s highest sports activities court docket inside the Italian Olympic Committee.

Additionally, former Juventus president Andrea Agnelli and former membership CEO Maurizio Arrivabene have been every banned for 2 years from soccer actions and extra bans have been handed out for 9 different members of Juve’s workers or former board, which resigned en masse in November following an investigation by Turin public prosecutors into alleged false bookkeeping.

The longest ban of two ½ years was handed out to former Juventus sporting director and present Tottenham managing director Fabio Paratici, whereas present Juventus sporting director Federico Cherubini was given 16 months and former Juventus participant turned board member Pavel Nedved was given eight months.

The bans prohibit these people from partaking in soccer actions in Italy, “with the request that the ban be prolonged to UEFA and FIFA actions.”

Juventus has denied wrongdoing and was initially cleared by the sports activities court docket in April. However an enchantment was made after the federation collected papers from the Turin prosecutors.

Federation prosecutor Giuseppe Chiné had requested a nine-point penalty for Juventus earlier Friday.

Gianluca Ferrero was appointed Juventus’ new president on Wednesday, presiding over a smaller five-person board of administrators. Additionally Wednesday, Agnelli introduced that he was stepping down from all of his positions inside the household companies, together with carmaker Stellantis, which controls FIAT, in addition to the Exor holding firm.

Agnelli was additionally one of many architects of the failed European Tremendous League challenge.

The penalty comes 17 years after the “Calciopoli” refereeing scandal that noticed Juventus demoted to Serie B and stripped of two Serie A titles.

Fines have been requested for eight different golf equipment: Sampdoria, Professional Vercelli, Genoa, Parma, Pisa, Empoli, Pescara and Novara. However all eight different golf equipment have been cleared.

Juventus was already eradicated from the Champions League in a horrible begin to this season, which additionally noticed it win solely two of its opening 9 Serie A matches. The membership had since bounced again to climb into the highest 4.

Juventus might face additional penalties from UEFA, which additionally opened an inquiry into the membership’s funds after the Turin prosecutor’s workplace requested indictments for Agnelli and 10 different former board members in addition to the membership itself.

Juventus is listed on the Milan inventory alternate, which additionally opens it to regulatory scrutiny by the CONSOB watchdog.

At first of the pandemic, Juventus stated 23 gamers agreed to scale back their wage for 4 months to assist the membership by means of the disaster. However prosecutors declare the gamers gave up just one month’s wage.

Turin prosecutors have additionally apparently found extra alleged secret funds to former participant Cristiano Ronaldo that weren’t reported by Juventus.

In September, Juventus reported a document lack of 254.3 million euros ($276 million) for the 2021-22 monetary 12 months. It was the fifth consecutive 12 months that Juventus reported a loss, and it was 44.4 million euros ($48 million) greater than in 2020-21.

A preliminary listening to for the investigation by Turin prosecturs is scheduled for March.

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