Italian FA prosecutors ask Juventus to dock nine points for questionable transfer | football news

The Italian Football Federation has requested a deduction of Juventus’ points© AFP

Prosecutors at the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) asked on Friday that Juventus should be docked nine points as the governing body’s court deliberates whether to reopen a trial over a suspected football transfer. Juventus, three other Serie A clubs and 62 people, including former Juventus chairman Andrea Agnelli, were acquitted by the FIGC’s court last year of using transfers to artificially inflate their balance sheets.

But FIGC prosecutors who brought the case are again seeking sanctions against Juve after studying documents from a separate criminal investigation into the club’s accounts in Turin.

A FIGC source confirmed to AFP that the points cut had been requested and said a decision on resuming the sport’s trial would be made by Friday evening.

Prosecutors also asked for a 16-month ban on Agnelli, who was officially replaced as Juve chairman this week after resigning along with the rest of the club’s board in November.

Former sports director Fabio Paratici, now at Tottenham, could face a ban of 20 months and 10 days.

Napoli were among the clubs acquitted in the original trial but are not among those who could be punished this time around, while Sampdoria and Empoli are the only other Serie A clubs facing potential bans.

Juve, who sit in third place 10 points behind Serie A leaders Napoli, will learn whether they and former members of the club’s board will face criminal prosecution for alleged false accounting after a preliminary hearing in March.

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