Juventus were handed a 15-point deduction in Serie A and as many as 11 individuals with ties to the club saw themselves hit with bans ranging from eight to 30 months on Friday, January 20, following the controversial capital gains case that saw the Bianconeri and eight other clubs investigated.
The deduction and bans were handed down by the Federal Court of Appeal and went beyond the requests made by the FIGC Prosecutor’s Office.
From Friday, as reported by TuttoMercatoWeb the Federal Court of Appeal will have 10 days to present the grounds on which they have come to their decision of the 15-point deduction, and that date will start a 30-day window wherein Juventus can decide to appeal the punishment or not.
Any appeal Juventus are to make will be to the Italian National Olympic Committee – CONI.
The club announced their intention to appeal in a statement of their own on Friday.
“The company awaits the publication of the reasons of the decision and announces as of now the bringing of an appeal to the Sport Guarantee Board (Collegio di Garanzia dello Sport) in accordance with the terms of the Sport Justice Code,” the end of a short statement read.
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.
Juventus capital gains case: Bans handed down
As many as 11 executives who have had links to Juventus have been slapped with bans as well. Fabio Paratici – currently working at Premier League side Tottenham – has been hit with a 30-month ban, which is the longest of the lot. Maurizio Arrivabene and Andrea Agnelli are each banned for 24 months, Federico Cherubini is banned for 16 months.
Pavel Nedved, Paolo Garimberti, Enrico Vellano, Assia Grazioli Venier, Caitlin Mary Hughes, Daniela Marilungo and Francesco Roncaglio will all serve eight-month bans.
“The Federal Court of Appeal chaired by Mario Luigi Torsello has partially accepted the appeal of the FIGC Prosecutor’s Office… sanctioning Juventus with a 15-point penalty to be served in the current season and with a number of bans for 11 Bianconeri executives,” read an FIGC statement on Friday, January 20.