FIGC president Gravina heard by the Turin prosecutor in capital gains trial

The president of the FIGC, Gabriele Gravina, spent over one hour in the Turin prosecutor’s office, giving his statement regarding the captain gains case involving Juventus and four other Serie A clubs.

According to a fresh report from La Gazzetta dello Sport, Gabriele Gravina, the president of the FIGC (the Italian Football Federation), were present in Rome at the headquarters of the financial police unit of the Guardia di Finanza, where the latest hearing of the capital gains case took place on Saturday.

The story suggests that a magistrate from the Turin prosecutor’s office recorded Gravina’s statement. The “number one” of the FIGC was a witness in the case involving Juventus and ten other Italian clubs, which have allegedly violated the rulebook’s Article 31 Paragraph 1, which is against “the non-production, alteration or material or ideological falsification, even partial, of the documents required by the sports justice bodies, Covisoc and other supervisory bodies of the Federation”. 

In front of the prosecutor, Gravina stated his concerns about the malpractices regarding players’ contracts, payment of salaries, and capital gains. The clubs in question have purportedly taken into account “capital gains and the rights of players’ services for values ​​that exceed the permissible to the limit.”

The five alleged culprits from Serie A are Napoli, Empoli, Genoa, Sampdoria, and Juventus. The case involves 61 people, including managers and administrators. If found guilty of the charges, the clubs from Serie A might have to bear the burden of fines and warnings, with the directors of clubs facing the possibility of a ban.

Corriere della Sera have claimed today that Maurizio Sarri will also be heard by the authorities soon.

Jyotirmoy Halder

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