Saturday January 12 2013
Moggi up for election

Disgraced former Juventus director general Luciano Moggi is taking on a new career in politics, as he’ll stand for election in Piedmont.

The 75-year-old was considered the key figure in the Calciopoli scandal that saw Juve demoted to Serie B and stripped of two Scudetto titles in 2006.

He has received a lifetime ban from working in football, while he was also sentenced to five years and four months in prison during the Calciopoli civil trial, although that is pending an appeal.

Moggi announced he is to stand with the Riformisti Italiani party, which is connected to Milan President Silvio Berlusconi’s PdL party, in Juve’s home region of Piedmont.

“We see Moggi’s candidacy as the symbol of a political battle against the circus of media and judges who ruin lives and careers in Italy,” said the party spokesman Andrea Spiri.

Since 2006, Moggi has forged a career as a football pundit in newspapers, radio and internet sites.

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