Juventus, on April 19 Coni decides on -15 in the standings
On April 19th at 2.30pm the Juventus will be at Coni Guarantee Board to discuss the appeal against the penalty in the championship. After filing the appeal on February 28th, the hearing in question became official today: the Juventus club aims to annul the sentence of January 20th by the Federal Court of Appeal on the 15-point penalty. "It's important to have a date, now the team knows when it will have a definitive answer and what we'll play for in the last few league matches, at least it gives us certainty" he said Francesco Calvo, head of the sports area. A decisive appointment for the Juventus season and for the capital gains front. The Coni Guarantee Panel will have to express itself on the matter and can only act in three ways: annul the sentence if tainted by procedural or formal errors or confirm it. The latter choice could lead to two paths: reject Juventus' appeal, confirming the sentence of the Federal Court of Appeal, or send it back to the Federal Court of Appeal so that it corrects any defects, re-examining the sentence, confirming the sentence or amending the penalization and inhibitions of managers.
Capital gains, Juventus: here is the last secret card
by Matteo Pinci
The busy calendar of Juventus
April 19 is clearly not the only date highlighted on the Juventus calendar. Between March and April some key appointments were set for the sporting future of the club and beyond. The first concerns exclusively the financial and administrative aspect of the club, given that the board of directors meeting which must approve the Consolidated Half-Year Financial Report at 31 December 2022 has been postponed to a date to be determined, between 22 and 24 March. Initially scheduled for 1 March, then moved to 8 March, it was further postponed to complete the examination of the documents "filed on 27 February by the Public Prosecutor of Turin in the context of the criminal proceeding pending before the Judicial Authority of Turin ". The Board of Directors will be close to 23 March, when the Council of State will meet the Council Chamber which will decide whether the so-called "secret card", the communication between Covisoc and the FIGC Federal Prosecutor's Office, can be used in the proceeding to the Guarantee College of Coni. Initially the Council of State had rejected the request for suspension by the Federation, forcing the FIGC to hand over the card. Figc which will still go ahead in the process before the Council of State.
Juventus, here is the Covisoc card delivered by the FIGC: what's in the document
by Matteo Pinci
Juventus in front of the Gup
If April 19 will be a key day from the point of view of the sports investigation, March 27 will instead begin the procedural process with the preliminary hearing before the Gup of Turin, Marco Picco. This is the first procedural act on the front of ordinary justice and for the Prisma investigation: 13 defendants, in this case twelve Juventus managers, including the former president Andrea Agnelli, the former vice president Pavel Nedved, the former dg Fabio Paratici and the former CEO Maurizio Arrivabene, in addition to the club itself. According to the accusation supported by the prosecutors Marco Gianoglio, Mario Bendoni and Ciro Santoriello, Juventus would have committed irregularities in presenting the 2019-20 and 2020-21 financial statements: artificial capital gains and the salary maneuver that would have configured the hypotheses of the crime of forgery in the balance sheet and market manipulation, obstacle to Consob supervision, false invoices and false corporate communications. For its part, Juventus' defensive line has always maintained that it has operated "in compliance with the accounting rules and principles governing the football industry". In addition, the Gup Picco will also express its opinion on territorial jurisdiction: the Juventus club claims that the trial should be held in Milan, where the Stock Exchange is based, or alternatively in Rome, where the Piazza Affari servers are located, while the prosecutors must remain in Turin.