Capital gains and market movements of the last three Juventus years have ended up in the crosshairs of the Turin Public Prosecutor who sent the Finance Police to acquire documents at the club’s headquarters. The president Andrea Agnelli, the deputy, Pavel Nedved, the former sporting director Fabio Paratici (now at Tottenham) and three other executives and former Juventus managers of the financial area are being investigated for false accounting and false invoicing. Under the Company Liability Act, the same claim is made against the club.
The activity – explains the Prosecutor’s Office in a press release – “are aimed at ascertaining the hypothesis of the crime of false communications from listed companies and issuing invoices for non-existent transactions, towards the top management and the managers of the business, financial and management areas sporty”. The judges are examining «various transfer operations of professional players and the services rendered by some agents involved in the relative intermediaries. The profile of administrative responsibility for a crime is also assumed to be borne by the company, envisaged if a legal person has benefited from the commission of certain specific offenses “.
Furthermore, “to protect the financial market, the searches were initiated after the close of weekly trading on the Italian Stock Exchange, where the football club is listed”. The magistrates informed Consob and the FIGC Federal Prosecutor’s Office. The investigation, called “PRISMA”, began in May 2021.