Juventus set to pursue €444 million damages claim over Calciopoli - report

There are doubts over the impartiality of those who carried out the investigation into the actions of former Bianconeri general director Luciano Moggi
Juventus look set to follow through on their threat to launch a €444 million lawsuit against the Italian Football Association (FIGC).

The Bianconeri have been emboldened in their pursuit of damages by the publication of a 561-page report on the investigation into the Calciopoli scandal which first came to light in 2006 and ultimately resulted in former Juve general director Luciano Moggi sentenced to five years and four months in prison.

The impartiality of those who constructed the case against Moggi has been called into question by the document, while doubt has also been cast over the conduct of prosecutors and judges involved in the legal proceedings.

In addition, the report has, according to La Stampa, strengthened Juve's belief that a clear line should be drawn between the actions of Moggi and those of the club.

The Bianconeri, who were stripped of two Serie A titles and demoted to Serie B for their involvement in the ‘sporting fraud’, are now set to hit the FIGC with a massive claim for damages which could bring down the governing body.

Moggi, who was also banned from football for life because of the scandal, has always protested his innocence of the charges brought against him.