Offices were raided in multiple cities all over Italy today, report La Stampa, as part of the investigation into potential Juventus financial fraud based on private contracts with players.
The Guardia di Finanza – Italy’s financial police – raided the offices in Turin, Milan and Rome this afternoon, on the orders of magistrates Marco Gianoglio, Ciro Santoriello and Mario Bendoni.
According to La Stampa newspaper, they were seeking paperwork related to private contracts agreed between the club and individual players over salaries and bonuses.
These were agreements to spread out four months of wages due to the COVID-19 crisis and help Juventus balance their books.
It is precisely this balancing of the books that concerns the GdF, who want to make sure everything is above board.
The investigation into possible fraud was started in December and it seems as if these contracts were not kept in the Juventus offices, but rather with lawyers in Turin, Milan and Rome.
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