Wednesday June 15 2011
Moggi and Giraudo banned for life

Luciano Moggi, Antonio Giraudo and Innocenzo Mazzini have received lifetime bans from Italian football due to Calciopoli.

Although the ruling on this scandal was back in 2006, the FIGC has only today officially inflicted “a permanent ban from any position or category within the Federation.”

Moggi was the director general of Juventus and Giraudo the general manager at the time of the Calciopoli scandal. Mazzini was the Vice-President of the FIGC.

“Moggi's ban is entirely in proportion with his behaviour, taking into account their intrinsic seriousness and the abhorrent consequences,” read the Disciplinary Commission's statement.

“The fact others may have behaved in similar fashion, which still has to be proved, does not take away from the gravity of his ban.

“Mazzini is punished for the extraordinary gravity of his behaviour and the insult towards the prestigious position of Vice-President. He sought to alter sporting results and favour the interests of individuals.”

Moggi, Giraudo and Mazzini were accused of attempting to influence or pressure referees.

In 2006 they were suspended for five years with the suggestion of a permanent ban.

Right now there is a trial taking place in Naples with new evidence put forward by Moggi's lawyers, claiming many other clubs – including Inter – behaved in similar fashion.

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