Tuesday, 11 November 2008

Prosecutor wants six years for Moggi

Disgraced former Juventus general manager Luciano Moggi should face up to six years in prison for his involvement with the player management agency GEA World.

Luciano MoggiProsecutor Luca Palamara has called for the sentence to be handed down to Moggi for his role with the agency, which has been accused of manipulating the Italian transfer market.

GEA World was run by the 71-year old Moggi's son, Alessandro.

Palamara also called for a five-year sentence to be handed to Alessandro Moggi, three-and-a-half years for the company's former chief executive, Francesco Zavaglia, and 16 months for employee Davide Lippi, the son of Italy coach Marcello Lippi.

Two further GEA World employees are up before the prosecutors. All six deny any wrongdoing.

"It's a demand that we expected in full," said Alessandro Moggi's lawyer, Paolo Rodella. "Looking at the charges, it couldn't be otherwise.

"Now we have to study everything."

The defence will start presenting their case on Thursday and should finish by December 2 or 4, with the verdict expected at the beginning of January.

Luciano Moggi is already banned from football for five years over his role in the 2006 Calciopoli scandal.

He faces a separate criminal trial over that affair in January. Moggi denies involvement in the scandal.

Source: Sporting Life

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