Thursday, 24 April 2008

New charges against Juventus and Moggi

Juventus, the club's former general manager Luciano Moggi and several other officials have been charged in the second part of a probe into the 2006 Calciopoli scandal.

Moggi had already been banned from football for five years after the first part of the probe for leading attempts to secure compliant referees for some teams’ games in Serie A.

He is now accused of giving foreign mobile telephone SIM cards to match officials to create a secret system of communication with them, the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) said on its website.

Moggi is also accused of breaking FIGC rules by carrying out the functions of a club director for Messina, a Serie B club who were in the top flight when the scandal broke, while he was also a senior executive of Juventus.

Nine current and former referees and assistants, along with a former refereeing official, are accused of using the SIM cards provided by Moggi.

Three of the referees are still on the Serie A lists although they have not been used while the probe was ongoing.

Juventus, who were stripped of two Serie A titles and demoted to Serie B when the first wave of punishments for the scandal was handed out in 2006, have been charged because Moggi was working for them at the time of the alleged offences.

The Turin giants won promotion back to the top flight last season and are currently third in the standings.

Messina have also been charged with involvement in the affair along with President Pietro Franza and two former directors at the Sicilian club.

Source: Reuters

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