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Football Today – Juventus Are Under Investigation for False Accounting

Football Today – Juventus Are Under Investigation for False Accounting

Among other news in football today, Juventus are under investigation for false accounting, Goal can confirm.

The investigation into Juventus’ bookkeeping is regarding profit they reeled in from transfers and agents’ fees between 2019 and 2021.

Six Juventus officials, including president Andrea Agnelli and vice-president Pavel Nedved, as well as the club itself are under investigation.

Former sporting director Fabio Paratici, though he joined Tottenham in the summer (the football news and transfer rumours thereupon), is also among those in the investigation’s radar.

Italian football watchdog COVISOC and finance regulator Consob have already opened their investigation into the Turin club’s recent fiscal history.

And as part of the unfolding investigation, officers raided the club’s Turin and Milan offices on Friday.

Football Today – Juventus Are Under Investigation for False Accounting

Italian police visited the Juventus’ offices in Turin and Milan on Friday.

There, they took documents about transfers, invoices and financial statements of the Italian club.

A statement that the Turin Public Prosecutor’s Office released read: “Since this afternoon, on the orders of this Public Prosecutor’s Office, soldiers of the Guardia di Finanza have been carrying out local searches at the Turin and Milan offices of Juventus Football Club Spa.

“The financiers of the Turin Economic-Financial Police Unit, delegated to the investigations, were instructed to find documentation and other useful elements relating to the company financial statements approved in the years from 2019 to 2021, with reference to both the purchase and sale of rights to the sports performance of the players, and the regular formation of financial statements.

“At present, the activities [are aiming to ascertain] 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 sports management areas.

“Under consideration there are various transfer operations of professional players and the services rendered by some agents involved in the relative intermediaries.”

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