Calciopoli charges dropped

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By Euronews
Calciopoli charges dropped

Nearly nine years after Italy’s biggest football scandal, former Juventus executives Luciano Moggi and Antonio Giraudo both saw charges against them dropped by the high court on Monday.

The ‘Calciopoli’ scandal led to Juve being relegated after both men were found guilty of rigging games by selecting favourable referees.

In 2011, a Naples court sentenced Moggi to five years and four months in jail with the former executive appealing the decision.

This marks the last level of criminal proceedings into the Calciopoli trial, but Juventus are now reportedly seeking €443m in damages from the Italian Football Federation over lost revenue and damage to reputation.

The Italian club was stripped of two Serie A titles for its role in the scandal, and was relegated to the second division with a nine-point penalty.