AC Milan & Juventus Amongst Serie A Clubs Raided Over Tax Affairs

By iSportconnect | June 25, 2013

AC Milan and Juventus are amongst the 41 Italian football clubs to have been hit by dawn raids from prosecutors investigating tax affairs.

The Guardia di Finanza (financial police) executed search warrants at the offices of Serie A and B teams, medstore including Milan, Juventus, Lazio and Fiorentina.

Bari, Siena, Palermo, Pescara and Cesena are the high-profile Serie B clubs to have been searched and Lega Pro clubs Gubbio and Portogruaro were also involved.

The operation is investigating an alleged criminal conspiracy to avoid paying tax to authorities during transfers and a statement by the Procura di Napoli confirmed ‘foreigh clubs’ were involved, although they were not named.

There are currently 12 football agents under investigation in the case, including Alejandro Mazzoni and Alessandro Moggi.

A statement said the prosecutors wanted a: “complete reconstruction of the relationship between clubs and players who have, either directly or indirectly, been involved with football agents Alejandro Mazzoni and Alessandro Moggi.”

Alessandro Moggi is the son of former Napoli and Juventus administrator Luciano Moggi, who was involved in the 2006 Calciopoli scandal, which involved match-fixing.