Juventus and Napoli Facing Fines in Plusvalenze Trial

The sports trail on the so-called false plusvalenze started today. The federal prosecutors asked for hefty fines and suspensions against 11 teams and over 60 executives. However, they did request penalization points against any club, even in the most severe cases, La Repubblica informs.

The list of Serie A teams involved comprises Juventus, Napoli, Sampdoria, Genoa and Empoli. Parma, Pisa, Pescara, and Pro Vercelli are the outfits from lower divisions. Chievo and Novara were disbanded over financial problems after the facts.

Head prosecutor Giuseppe Chinè called for a one-year ban against Juventus president Andrea Agnelli and a slightly shorter one for Napoli owner Aurelio De Laurentiis. The current Tottenham director Fabio Paratici could be subject to the harshest punishment, 16 months and 10 days. The requests against Bianconeri directors Pavel Nedved, Maurizio Arrivabene, and Federico Cherubini and all their board members range from six to eight months. Juventus could be sentenced to pay an 800k fine, Napoli €392k.

Former Genoa and Sampdoria chairmen Enrico Preziosi and Massimo Ferrero might be suspended as well, and their sides forced to disburse €320k and €195k. Empoli’s president Fabrizio Corsi could face an 11-month ban, with a €42k sanction against his team.

Parma and Pisa were in the most troublesome positions as they allegedly used the plusvalenze to comply with the parameters to register their championships. However, they can get away with monetary penalties, €338k and €90k respectively.

The accusation against the outfits is to have provided wrongful, partial, or reticent information or have acted to elude the administrative and economic rules of the Football Association. Juventus, in particular, have supposedly generated €60M fake capital gains. The first ruling could come as soon as Friday.