The Italian Football Federation has reduced the suspension of the former president of Juventus
MOSCOW, 28 Aug – The Federal Court of Appeal of the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) partially granted the appeal of the former president of Juventus, Andrea Agnelli, according to the official website of FIGC.
In January, Agnelli was suspended from football for two years after Juventus were found guilty of using transfers to artificially increase their balance sheet. In July, the FIGC suspended him for 16 months and fined him 60,000 euros in connection with a lawsuit involving salary fraud, relations with agents and partnerships with other clubs.
The Court of Appeal reduced Agnelli’s suspension to 10 months. The amount of the fine was also reduced to 40,000 euros.
FIGC in January deprived Juventus of 15 points for financial fraud, and also suspended a number of club functionaries from football, including director Fabio Paratici, Agnelli, former chief executive Maurizio Arrivabene and vice-president Pavel Nedved. The FIGC appeals body later held hearings to reopen the fraud case. Juventus filed an appeal and entered into a settlement agreement, according to which he pleaded guilty in the case of financial fraud and agreed to the withdrawal of 10 points and a fine of 718 thousand euros.