Juventus in court, what is being decided

The former chairman Andrea Agnelli, the vice president Nedved and the former sports director Paratici are under investigation for all 4 types of crime

by Lorenzo Ciotti
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Juventus in court, what is being decided

Today is the day of the preliminary hearing in the court of Turin in the context of the investigation into Juventus' accounts. The Judge for preliminary investigations has suspended the hearing, which will resume at 14:00 Italian time.

The judge will also have to decide on territorial jurisdiction, with defense lawyers asking for the proceedings to be moved to Milan or Rome. The former chairman Andrea Agnelli, the vice president Nedved and the former sports director Paratici are under investigation for all 4 types of crime.

The CEO Arrivabene is under investigation for the crime of false accounting relating to the years 2019, 2020 and 2021 (he was part of the board of directors before becoming CEO on 30 June 2021), market manipulation and obstacle to the exercise of the functions of the authorities of public supervision (only for the year 2021).

Exor CEO John Elkann, the company that controls the Italian Serie A club, said: "Juventus are not the problem but part of the solution. President Ferrero and CEO Maurizio Scanavino are doing everything, as they always have been done, in compliance with the authorities, to protect the interests of Juventus, its fans, but above all of Italian football and not only it was undoubtedly a very difficult year off the pitch for Juventus, but the team demonstrated on the pitch to be second, until today, to play in the semi-final of the Europa League on Thursday and to fight so that Juventus is and must be defended in all venues." The Libyan fund Lafico has asked to be admitted to civil proceedings as a shareholder.

The hearing was immediately suspended to allow the defendants' defense, including Andrea Agnelli and Juventus itself, called into question as a legal entity, to make their own assessments. The hearing will resume later in the day.

The Judge for preliminary investigations withdrew to the council chamber. It will resume at 14.00 local time, with the Judge for preliminary investigations who will issue a decision on the requests of the civil parties and the discussion on territorial jurisdiction will begin, with the defense lawyers asking for the proceedings to be moved to Milan or Rome.

The Judge for preliminary investigations retired to the council chamber. It will resume at 14.00 with the Judge for preliminary investigations who will issue a decision on the requests of the civil parties and the discussion on territorial jurisdiction will begin, with the defense lawyers asking for the proceedings to be moved to Milan or Rome, further updates soon.

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