Prosecutors in northern Italy have called for the former boss of Juventus football club, Andrea Agnelli, and 11 other ex-board members to go on trial for false accounting. The Serie A club denies any wrongdoing but also faces indictment.
The inquiry began in November 2021 when police from Italy’s Guardia di Finanza raided Juventus’s headquarters in Turin. The investigation ended in October with prosecutors alleging that the club’s losses were far higher than it had declared in the three seasons from 2018-2020.
Juventus said at the start of the coronavirus pandemic that 23 players had agreed to reduced wages for four months, but prosecutors say it lasted only one month. Italian market regulator Consob also took part in the inquiry because Juventus is listed on the Milan stock exchange.