Wednesday March 25 2015
Tavecchio: 'Calciopoli crimes were real'

FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio says the final ruling on the Calciopoli scandals confirms the 'crimes were real'.

The Supreme Court's final resolution on the Calciopoli scandal took place yesterday, and saw former Juventus director Luciano Moggi's charge for criminal conspiracy pass beyond the statute of limitations, though he was not acquitted.

The court is yet to release the motivations behind its decision, with those expected in the coming months.

The sentence is still deemed controversial by a portion of Bianconeri fans, which may have motivated Tavecchio to make a statement on the subject.

“While the motivations may be pending, the sentence confirms the thesis of the prosecution,” he told Ansa.

“Notwithstanding the statute of limitations [which keeps Moggi from serving jail-time], the crimes were real and so was the criminal conspiracy.

“As far as we're concerned, Juve's demand for a compensation from the tribunal makes for a frivolous dispute.”

In the meantime, Moggi remains steadfast in his claim that he is the victim of an injustice, and made it known that he will be turning to the European Court in hopes of getting his ban from the football world lifted.

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