Juventus: Prosecutors call for club’s board to face trial

Prosecutors in northern Italy have called for the former boss of Juventus football club, Andrea Agnelli, and another 11 ex-board members to go on trial for false accounting.

The entire board resigned on Monday in what the club said was the company’s best interest.

Andrea Agnelli was president of Juventus for 12 years during which time the club ran up record losses.

The Serie A club denies any wrongdoing but also faces indictment.

It said the public prosecutors’ allegations did not appear to be substantiated: “The accounting treatment adopted in the contested financial statements falls within those allowed by applicable accounting principles.”

“Juventus FC remains convinced that it has always acted correctly and intends to assert its reasons and defend its corporate, economic and sporting interests in all forums,” the statement concluded.

Among the other board members facing indictment are former vice-president Pavel Nedved and ex-chief executive Maurizio Arrivabene.

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