The meaning of the plea agreement is not understood if the two strands are not considered in a single context. The FIGC also guaranteed to lock down the 10-point penalty for capital gains: there will be no other appeals
With the plea agreement reached yesterday, is Juventus' journey to justice finished?
Yes, Juventus negotiated a fine of 718 thousand euros for the second line of salary maneuvers, with the commitment to waive any appeal for the other line, the one on capital gains, whose sentence of -10 points became final and against which could be returned to the Guarantee College (to keep the doors of the Tar open). Even the executives have pledged not to present appeals.
But wasn't the vein of salary maneuvers supposed to be the most serious one? Not too light a fine of 718 thousand euros?
The meaning of the plea agreement is not understood if the two strands are not considered in a single context: Juventus was sanctioned with a total of 10 penalty points and a fine of 718 thousand euros. On the other hand, the Federation has guaranteed to close the matter here, without further litigation, with possible compensation for damages.
Still missing for UEFA's judgment, what can happen?
UEFA is conducting a parallel investigation: with this ruling, Juventus retains a place in the Cups (Europa League or Conference will depend on the last day), and UEFA will in all probability exclude it. In this reasonable thought that even in Nyon they are satisfied with just one year of exclusion.
Juventus' partnerships with other clubs also ended up in this second line of investigation: what happens after the plea agreement?
The six clubs are Bologna, Cagliari, Sampdoria, Udinese, Sassuolo and Atalanta, on whose position the federal prosecutor had placed itself in a situation awaiting criminal investigations. Juve's plea agreement does not a priori prejudice the defenses of these clubs: their fate will depend on the contents of the criminal investigations.
Why didn't Andrea Agnelli bargain?
Yesterday Agnelli gave no guarantee of giving up the appeal to the Tar, but the lawyers of the former Juve president have just begun the dialogue with the Public Prosecutor's Office: to avoid being an impediment to the Juventus agreement, he preferred to withdraw his position. The dialogues will continue: many are betting that an agreement will be found.
May 31, 2023 (change May 31, 2023 | 06:55 am)
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