Lazio captain Ciro Immobile found guilty of tax evasion

Lazio captain and Italy international Ciro Immobile was found guilty of tax evasion by the fifth section of the Supreme Court.

According to la Repubblica (via Sky Italia), Ciro Immobile was convicted of tax evasion related to his transfer from Juventus to Genoa back in the summer of 2012.

The report suggests that the striker was sentenced following the verdict based on the findings from the investigation of the Guardia di Finanza, proving that the two clubs, namely Genoa and Juventus, have no part to play in it but the player was the culprit.

At the time of his transfer to Genoa, the dealings were managed by Alessandro Moggi, who also held the role of consultant for the Rossoblù. The investigation has led to the revelation that Moggi was also acting as the manager of the football player back then, meaning that he should have paid a fee in the form of taxes to the tax authorities. But he did not pay the taxes.

The forward defended the allegations with the claim that his agent was Marco Sommella at the time of his transfer to Genoa. But the investigators have uncovered direct contact between Immobile and Moggi. The evidence list also includes the receipts of payments to a bank account with the purpose of “real estate compensation”.

GIFN | Jyotirmoy Halder

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