The FIGC prosecutor’s office will refer Juventus for their alleged ‘salary maneuvers’ with a new trial to begin in June. The club have been accused of violating Article 4.1 in reference to ‘sporting loyalty’, which involves seven club directors, namely: Andrea Agnelli, Pavel Nedved, Fabio Paratici, Federico Cherubini, Giovanni Manna, Paolo Morganti and Stefano Braghin.
The investigation refers to the Bianconeri’s decision to state that players had agreed to give up four months of salary during the Covic Pandemic, when in reality, they had only agreed one month.
Juventus were aiming to work with FIGC prosecutor Giuseppe Chinè in the hopes of being handed a fine, but their attempts were rejected, which suggests the club could be set for another points penalty. The FIGC are pushing to resolve the matter before the official close of the 2022-23 season, meaning a punishments would be applied to the current season. The Bianconeri are also set to learn their points penalty for the capital gains case on Monday, meaning both punishments would be applicable to the current campaign.
Sportface point out that in the case of a pre-settlement plea bargain, Juventus could have also benefited from a discount of half the sentence. Now, should they plea bargain after the referral, the discount could only be one-third of the penalty.
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