The Juventus club has been charged with violating the principle of sporting loyalty
The FIGC prosecutor’s office has notified Juventus of the closure of the investigation into ‘salaries, partnerships and agents’. In particular, the agreements with the players for the fees to be paid during the covid emergency which took place at the beginning of 2020. The story concerns the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 seasons. The federal prosecutor Giuseppe Chinè accuses the Juventus club of violating the principle of sporting loyalty (article 4.1) for the three strands. These disputes are added to the trend of capital gains for which the judgment of legitimacy of the Coni Guarantee Board is awaited on 19 April.
This proceeding by the federal prosecutor’s office also originates from the Prisma investigation by the Turin prosecutor’s office on Juventus’ financial statements. Also in the spotlight are the agreements between the club and some agents and the so-called partnerships between Juve and other companies for market operations. The position of Sampdoria, Atalanta, Sassuolo, Udinese, Bologna and Cagliari will be examined by the FIGC prosecutor after the ongoing investigations in the various cities.
For the ‘salary case’, which does not seem to involve players, Juventus has 15 days to present defense briefs. Then, the decision of the FIGC prosecutor will arrive which, barring surprises, will proceed with the referrals. In theory, a plea deal is possible. The rules also provide for the archiving hypothesis.