LA PILOTA – Justice orders the withdrawal of 15 points from Juve… but there is an appeal (Italy)

The Federal Appeal Commission of the Prosecutor’s Office in Turin decided, in a gathering held as we speak, that Juventus could be subtracted “15 points” from the classification of the Series, along with inhibiting its former president, Andrea Agnelli , and with different lighter penalties. former “outdated woman” leaders.

All the directors and managers of the different eight golf equipment concerned in what is often called the ‘Prisma Case’, of accounting concealment (tax fraud) of the actual quantities concerned in the switch of gamers over a number of years, in a complete of 62 operations transmitted to comb had been acquitted, wonderful between 2019 and 2021, together with CR7’s departure for Man. United in 2021 (23 M€), and from João Cancelo to Man. City in August 2019 (65 million euros) – which could have a hidden earnings of 60 million euros from the coffers of Juventus.

If the Prosecutor’s Office requested for 9 points, the Committee went additional, in a sanction which, nevertheless, is not fast: there is nonetheless room (and occasion) for Juventus to appeal, in the subsequent 30 days. But the omen that an ‘earthquake’, already predicted, would have an effect on ‘soccer’ once more, got here with a press launch from the federation, round 18:00 native time (minus one in Lisbon).

“The assembly of the Federal Appeals Committee, chaired by Mario Luigi Torselo, has simply ended, a listening to on the capital features case. The federal prosecutor Giuseppe Chiné, after having examined the paperwork, and the relaxation of the investigators of the ‘Prisma’ course of filed an appeal in opposition to the partial revocation of the May 27 determination of the Plenum of this identical Federal Commission of appeal The session began at 12.50 pm [menos uma hora em Portugal continental], establishing the penalty of 9 points in the championship to Juventus and a collection of suspensions for the managers of the ‘bianconeri’. Chiné additionally ready a supplementary addendum, for the different eight golf equipment concerned (and inhibition of exercising capabilities, additionally, of the respective managers). After the intervention of the Prosecutor’s Office, the phrase was given to the protection, in the face of these new knowledge offered by Chiné. The Committee has withdrawn to the Council Chamber and can activate the sanctions in the subsequent few hours”, says the assertion launched by the Italian federation (FIGJ) on its official web site, at the finish of the afternoon.

Then, the prosecution decided the “loss of 9 points of Juventus, which will probably be discounted in the present sports activities season”, and punished Fabio Paratici with “20 months and ten days of suspension”, Federico (*15*) with “ten months and 20 penalty days for occupying a managerial place”, the former president, Andrea Agnelli, with “16 months of suspension”, the vice-president and ex-Czech glory Pavel Nedved with “12 months of suspension”.

To these was added an indication of the sanction requested by the Prosecutor’s Office for Enrico Vellano, Paolo Garimberti, Assia Grazioli-Venier, Maurizio Arrivabene, Caitlin Mary Hughes, Danila Marilungo and Francesco Roncaglio: “12 months of disqualification” for to every of them. “, requested the Chinese prosecutor.

“The sanction have to be utilized instantly, and Juventus have to be under Roma, and out of the Serie A classification zone to entry European competitions in 2023/24,” the prosecutor requested Chinese, in the accusatory libel.

Let’s do not forget that Juve is, at the second, third, with 37 points, Roma ‘of’ José Mourinho and Rui Patrício (and Tiago Pinto, sporting director) is seventh, with 34 points. Without 15 points, they may have… 22 points, equaling Bologna and Empoli in eleventh place.

Juventus and their authorized representatives appealed to the Federal Appeals Committee, as an try and mitigate, that in the yr by which the alleged undervaluation of transfers was reported in the declarations to the Italian tax authorities ( tax fraud and fraud, they reported a lot decrease figures). these successfully concerned), the firm “needed to make a capital enhance of 700 million euros”.

Without forgetting, Juve’s attorneys, to say that “in three years Juve had 1,675 million euros in income and a complete of 323 million euros in earnings, to emphasise that the 60 million euros allegedly ‘hidden’ and identified by the Chinese prosecutor” are “solely” 18 p.c of this complete “pie”.

In different phrases: they hid quantities, but not all, solely partially. Argument blurred by the Prosecutor, that “the hidden quantity served, reasonably, to cover the actual losses of society”.

The remaining sentence took two hours to come back out, and the affirmation arrived in Rome: if the Prosecutor’s Office had requested for 9 points deducted from Juve as a penalty, the Federal Appeals Committee went additional and utilized.. .15 points to be subtracted instantly from the classification of the Turin crew, after 21:00 native time.

As for the membership’s managers and former managers, listed below are the remaining sentences, “extendable and to be communicated to UEFA and FIFA”: “Two-year ban [de exercer funções de dirigente] to Andrea Agnelli and Maurizio Arrivabene, “two and a half years to Fabio Paratici”, “16 months of disqualification to Federico (*15*)” and “eight months of disqualification to Pavel Nedved”, acquitted the relaxation.

The sentence, it needs to be famous, is neither remaining nor irreversible: it has not but change into remaining. Juve have 30 days (till February 20) to current a attainable appeal to the Collegio di Garanzia (Council of Justice) of the Italian Olympic Committee (CONI).

And, round 22:00 native time (minus one in Lisbon), later that day, a brand new – and definitive – assertion by the Federazione Italiana de Gioco Calcio (FIGC), on its official web site, made the determination public .

“The Federal Appeals Commission, chaired by Mario Luigio Torselo, partially accepted the appeal of the Federal Prosecutor’s Office for the revocation of the determination of the Plenum of the identical Federal Appeals Commission of May 27, sanctioning Juventus with 15 penalty points, to be discounted in the present sports activities season and with a collection of suspension sanctions [de exercer funções de dirigente desportivo] for 11 managers […] The Committee ordered the acquittal of the different eight golf equipment named on this indictment. [Sampdoria, Vercelli, Génova, Parma, Pisa, Empoli, Novara e Pescara] and respective directors and leaders”, says the word.


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