Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Juventus recovers the 15 points of its sanction pending a new sentence

He Italian Olympic Committee (CONI)through its Sports Guarantee Council, has annulled this Thursday the sentence with which the Turin Juventus with 15 points less in the A seriesas a result of the so-called ‘Plusvalías case’, and has ordered a new sentence in the Federal Court of Appeals.

Italian media, such as ‘La Gazzetta dello Sport’, have confirmed what was decreed by the Sports Guarantee Council. Thus, and waiting for what the Federal Court of Appeals determines, the Turin club he would recover those 15 points to provisionally place third of the league classification, with 59 points in his baggage and staying 16 behind the leader Naples.

The Italian Football Federation (FIGC) sanctioned Juventus on January 20 with subtracting those 15 points in his Serie A classification, precisely according to an opinion of the Federal Court of Appeals after echo the prosecutor’s request in the ‘Plusvalías case’.

In the official statement of January, the Court of Appeals had also issued “a series of inhibitions to 11 directors of Juventus”, with a two-year sanction for Andrea Agnelli. The chief prosecutor, Giuseppe Chiné, had requested a 9-point penalty for the team in the league table.

Agnelli, already the former president of Juventus, left the club in November 2022, in full resignation from the Board of Directors. The ‘Vecchia Signora’, demoted and stripped of two titles due to a rigging scandal in 2006, is now being investigated for accounting for transfers above their fair value and underestimating employee expenses.

That new scandal, called ‘capital gains’ casealso had eight other clubs in its sights that were acquitted by the Court of Appeals: Sampdoria, Pro Vercelli, Genoa, Parma, Pisa, Empoli, Novara and Pescara, and their respective directors and coaches.

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