Juventus Guilty Of Transfer Manipulation, Deducted 10 Points

Juventus Guilty Of Transfer Manipulation, Deducted 10 Points

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Italian Serie A giants, Juventus have been docked 10 points and sent down to seventh place, as the Federal Court of Appeal gave its verdict on the capital gains scandal.

The Bianconeri were found guilty of manipulating transfer fees in order to boost capital gains, effectively making it look as if they were moving around much bigger club assets than they possessed in reality.

The hearing was held Monday (today) in Rome, with FIGC Prosecutor Giuseppe Chiné making his case and suggesting an 11-point penalty, an increase from the nine points he had originally requested in January 2023.

Instead, the response from the panel was a 10-point penalty.

Their position in Serie A has dropped from 69 points to 59, sending them from second place to seventh.

In theory, Juve could lodge another appeal, but considering the last attempt agreed the club had violated Article 4 – covering fair play and sporting probity – it is unlikely to be successful.

This is the third time that the FIGC Federal Court of Appeal has ruled on this situation.

The first time was in May 2022, when a total of 11 clubs (Juventus, Napoli, Genoa, Sampdoria, Empoli, Parma, Pisa, Pro Vercelli, Pescara, Novara and Chievo) and 61 directors were all cleared.

This was because it was practically impossible to prove how much a player is worth on the transfer market other than the figure two clubs agree to.

However, Juve alone saw their verdict revoked on appeal due to new evidence provided by the Prisma police investigation into their finances, including wiretapped phone calls and documents.

Although Prosecutor Chiné only requested a nine-point penalty, the court decided to dock them 15 points and ban several directors.

Juventus partially won an appeal in April that agreed the 15-point penalty was too harsh and sent it back to the FIGC Court of Appeal to rule for a third time.

It was considered harsh because Pavel Nedved, Paolo Garimberti, Assia Grazioli-Venier, Caitlin Mary Hughes, Daniela Marilungo and Francesco Roncaglio were all cleared of wrongdoing.

That was confirmed by today’s verdict.

This left Andrea Agnelli, Fabio Paratici, Federico Cherubini and Maurizio Arrivabene as being held responsible for the capital gains scandal.

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