The points ban goes beyond the nine-point deduction that was requested by the FIGC Prosecutor’s Office following the controversial capital gains case. Whilst the sporting side of the club will have to deal with dropping to 10th in the standings, eleven individuals have got their own bans to worry about.
Who has received a ban in Juventus’ capital gains case?
Some very big names have been banned from working within certain governing football bodies and they could yet be banned by wider organisations as well. Below is the list of names and punishments. Each person is banned from working within the FIGC and a request is being made for that ban to stretch to UEFA and FIFA.
- Fabio Paratici: 30 months
- Andrea Agnelli: 24 months
- Maurizio Arrivabene: 24 months
- Federico Cherubini: 16 months
- Pavel Nedved: 8 months
- Enrico Vellano: 8 months
- Paolo Garimberti: 8 months
- Assia Grazioli Venier: 8 months
- Caitlin Mary Hughes: 8 months
- Daniela Marilungo: 8 months
- Francesco Roncaglio: 8 months
Juventus points deduction
Juventus have been hit with a deduction of 15 points by the Federal Court of Appeal, going beyond the requests made by the FIGC Prosecutor’s Office following the controversial capital gains case. Eleven individuals have also been hit with bans.
Although the Prosecutor’s Office had only requested a nine-point deduction for Juventus, the club will have 15 points taken from their current tally in Serie A, as the penalty will be applied immediately. That will see them drop from third to 10th in the Serie A table, even below city rivals Torino, and they will be level on 22 points with Bologna and Empoli.
What is happening at Juventus?
The news that originally broke on November 28, 2022, when the entire Juventus board resigned came as the club were being investigated for suspicious transfer activity whereby they allegedly inflated values of players for reasons of capital gains. The financial statements from 2018, 2019 and 2020 are being looked into by investigators. There may also be questions regarding allegedly deferred payments during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In the spring and summer of 2020, as many as 23 Juventus players agreed to reduce their salaries over a four-month period at the club. This was thought to be to help the club navigate its way through a trying financial period. But, it has since been alleged that the players’ salaries were paid, but in a way that would have permitted for tax payments to be avoided by both club and player and for it to seem as though Juventus’ books balanced. Should these accusations be proven, the club would face charges of financial fraud.
Who resigned from Juventus?
Prior to that night of November 28, 2022, Juventus’ board of directors consisted of Agnelli, Nedved, Arrivabene, Laurence Debroux, Massimo Della Ragione, Kathryn Fink, Daniela Marilungo, Francesco Roncaglio, Giorgio Tacchia and Suzanne Heywood. The club confirmed that they had resigned then, in late-November.