False invoices, the defendants acquitted or prescribed in Naples.  Alessandro Moggi sentenced to one year

False invoices, the defendants acquitted or prescribed in Naples. Alessandro Moggi sentenced to one year

The Naples prosecutor’s office had asked for sentences for the defendants last November. Today managers, prosecutors and players have been acquitted for statute of limitations or acquitted because the fact does not exist. The first degree of the trial on football and invoices born from the investigation in 2016 led to 64 suspects and ended with this verdict. According to the investigators, there was “a deep-rooted system” set up by 35 Serie A and Serie B clubs and about a hundred managers, players and sports agents. Twelve million euros for the disputed tax evasion. The CEO of Milan Adriano Galliani, the patron of Napoli Aurelio De Laurentiis, the president of Lazio Claudio Lotito and that of Fiorentina Andrea Della Valle (the latter acquitted for not having committed the crime) are accused. Also involved some of the most important players, especially Argentines: from Crespo to Denis, from Paletta to Pocho Lavezzi. Acquit them too. And then the prosecutors, with Alessandro Moggi at the forefront, the fulcrum of many of the market operations that ended up at the center of the Neapolitan prosecutor’s investigation and he too acquitted for statute of limitations in relation to some episodes, and because the fact does not exist for the other cases contested. Alessandro jr was instead sentenced to one year, with suspended sentence, for an alleged episode of tax evasion linked to the sale of Lavezzi from Naples to PSG on which his defense has already announced an appeal. The prosecutor had asked for 2 years and 8 months in prison for him. Tax evasion and issue and use of invoices for “subjectively” non-existent transactions, the crimes hypothesized at the time by the pool of magistrates. According to the indictment, the market operations were carried out through a system which on the one hand would have stolen money from the state coffers and on the other favored clubs, players and above all their agents. A theorem, say the defenders, denied by the sentence. The prosecutors – the hypothesis of the magistrates – allegedly invoiced the football clubs only for their services, simulating that their intermediation was made in the exclusive interest of the clubs, while in fact they protected the interests of the athletes. In other words, they worked for the players but earned money from the teams. The companies, for their part, would have taken advantage of this to fully deduct these expenses from taxable income, also benefiting from the VAT deduction relating to the “pseudo service” received exclusively. Among others, the transfers of Legrottaglie from Juventus to Milan, of Liverani from Fiorentina to Palermo, of Mutu from Juve to Fiorentina, of Immobile from Juve to Genoa, of Milito from Genoa to Inter and of Crespo from Chelsea to Inter. “I’m super calm, it’s all fluff“Commented the president of Napoli Aurelio De Laurentiis on the day of the news of the maxi investigation. Adriano Galliani, CEO of Milan at the time, did the same, speaking of an “absolutely marginal and unfounded affair”. Seven years after the first instance sentence scored a point in their favor. “The sentence issued this morning by the Court of Naples certifies beyond any reasonable doubt the complete non-existence of the accusations made against Alessandro Moggi and the entire Serie A. There was no irregular tax triangulation ‘system’ in relation to the sales transactions of footballers. The Court harshly disavowed the prosecutor’s thesis and acquitted the sports agent of all the charges concerning the players’ buying and selling operations ‘because the fact does not exist’. underlines in a note the lawyer Fabrizio D’Urso who with Vanni Cerino defends Moggi – The companies that received the invoices issued also benefited from this ruling and, as a result, all the legal representatives were also acquitted with Moggi of football clubs”. “It seems truly surreal to me – comments Alessandro Moggi, with reference to the charge for which he was convicted – that my name is repeatedly approached in a negative way, leaving glimmers of intentions open which once again are found to be devoid of any real consistency. The only accusatory hypothesis that remains in my business concerns in fact a purely fiscal affair relating to the VAT to be paid for an operation abroad (the sale of Lavezzi to the PSG). This affair will certainly be clarified with the grounds of appeal, as I have always demonstrated up to now “. Previous article Leo Messi, attack on his wife’s supermarket: the criminals fire 14 shots and leave a note



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