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Tuesday December 17 2013
Moggi Calciopoli sentence cut

Former Juventus director Luciano Moggi was given a sentence of two years and four months in the Calciopoli appeal trial.

Moggi had appealed against the original conviction of five years and four months, which was reduced considerably this evening by the Naples Tribunal looking at the 2004-05 season.

Ex-referee Massimo De Santis was given a one-year sentence and former refereeing designator Pierluigi Pairetto two years.

Moggi was found guilty of conspiring to commit a crime, as the earlier charge of sporting fraud passed the statute of limitations.

Other sentences include two years for ex-FIGC Vice-President Innocenzo Mazzini, 10 months for referees Antonio Dattilo and Paolo Bertini, all for sporting fraud.

Paolo Bergamo’s appeal has to be repeated due to a technicality, while Lazio President Claudio Lotito and Fiorentina patron Andrea Della Valle passed the statute of limitations.

Moggi was not present in the court when the verdict was read after nine hours of consultations between magistrates. His lawyers already announced an appeal to the third tier of the Italian justice system, the Cassazione, with “new evidence.”

It is extremely unlikely Moggi – who is now a media pundit – will actually spend any time in prison.

Moggi’s lawyers had argued he only had access to Swiss telephone SIM cards to avoid Inter spying on his calls when discussing transfers.

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