Monday December 24 2018
‘Milan board knew about investigation’

Marco Fassone’s lawyer says the decision to hire investigators to follow journalists was “agreed and endorsed” by the whole Milan board.

It emerged yesterday that the final days of Yonghong Li’s disastrous reign were characterised by paranoia, with offices swept for bugs and employee phones searched.

In addition, the Rossoneri hired private investigators Carpinvest srl to follow four reporters: Enrico Currò and Luca Pagni of La Repubblica, Carlo Festa of Il Sole 24 Ore and Tobia De Stefano of Libero.

The information emerged as part of former CEO Fassone’s lawsuit for wrongful dismissal against the club.

“The investigative activity was known to the whole board,” Francesco Rotondi told La Repubblica.

“The decision was agreed and endorsed by the board of directors to respond to an information leak.

“It was a collective decision, taken by mutual agreement.

“It was a defensive investigation, regulated by the law. My client always reported to the board, so the name of the investigators was suggested by someone else.”

Current Milan President Paolo Scaroni was on the board as a representative of Elliott Management, so it appears Fassone’s lawyer is alleging that he knew about the private investigators.

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