Following Juventus, Napoli also came under investigation for fraudulent accounting. A warning light was turned on for Kim Min-jae (27, Naples) to win the league.
Italy’s ‘Tuto Napoli’ quoted a report from ‘La Repubblica’ on the 22nd (Korean time), saying, “Prosecutor Giuseppe Chine will soon ask the Naples prosecutor’s office for fraudulent accounting investigation documents from the Naples club.”
On the 21st, the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) announced that “the Federal Court of Appeal partially accepted the appeal of the Federal Prosecutor’s Office and sentenced it to a 15-point reduction. It also sentenced 11 Juventus board members to suspension.”
Previously, Italian prosecutors requested a nine-point reduction from Juventus for manipulating the accounting books in the process of player transfer transactions. It was alleged that Juventus intentionally inflated the transfer fee and manipulated the books. After an appeal, the Italian court handed down a severe punishment of a 15-point reduction. 바카라사이트
Juventus, which was competing for the championship with Napoli and AC Milan, quickly fell to 10th place. Juventus said they would appeal, saying it was an unfair punishment, but it seems difficult to overturn the ruling because there is clear evidence of the crime. As it is, it seemed that the power to win the sole first place Napoli (50 points) was exerted.
A large variable has occurred. Naples was also not free from allegations of accounting fraud. The media said, “Other Italian clubs are also involved in the scandal. Among them is Napoli,” and “FIGC prosecutors will request documents related to the transfer of Victor Osimen.”
This is not the first time that Osimen-related suspicions have been raised. Napoli had previously been suspected of deliberately manipulating the transfer fee for financial gain when signing him from Lille, France.
It is the same criminal charge as Juventus. Italy’s financial police have already seized and searched documents related to Osimen’s transfer in Rome, Castel Volturno and France last year. At the time, Napoli’s lawyers argued that it was impossible to independently verify the value of a player at trial, but this appeal overturned the ruling and changed the precedent.
If found guilty, Napoli is likely to be punished with a point reduction just like Juventus. Napoli, which was running overwhelmingly in first place, will fall into the top five when 15 points are cut. The game of winning the Serie A League is entering the fog.