The preliminary hearing by the Court of Turin in the Prisma investigation involving Juventus and many former Bianconeri directors, including Pavel Nedved, Fabio Paratici, and ex-President Andrea Agnelli, begins today. Follow the updates from Turin live.
The criminal case involving 12 individuals plus the club itself begins at the Turin court today.
Andrea Agnelli, Pavel Nedved, Maurizio Arrivabene, Fabio Paratici, Marco Re, Stefano Bertola, Stefano Cerrato, Cesare Gabasio, Francesco Roncaglio, Enrico Vellano, Stefania Boschetti, Roberto Grossi are those recommended for trial in the proceeding overseen by judge Marco Picco.
What to expect today?
Picco will have to decide whether or not to indict the 12 former executives and directors of Juventus accused of being involved in the club’s alleged financial malpractice.
Another element that Judge Picco will have to rule on is related to territorial jurisdiction, deciding if the trial should remain in Turin or be moved to Milan or Rome.
Picco will also decide whether to allow circa 30 people, including some minority shareholders of the club, to become a civil party.
Prosecutors Mario Bendoni and Marco Gianoglio have conducted the investigation alongside Ciro Santoriello who, however, has abandoned the case after a video from 2019 where he said ‘I hate Juventus’ has gone viral over the last few weeks.
What are the alleged offences?
False social communication
Obstacle to the exercise of the functions of public supervisory authorities
Fraudulent declaration using invoices or other documents for non-existent transactions