Breaking News: Luciano Moggi Sent To Jail

abdul wadood sallouhContributor IJanuary 8, 2009

Just before Italy's successful World Cup campaign, the whole football world was shocked by the Calciopoli scandal. The team that was most harshly punished was Juventus.

The Old Lady was stripped of its last two Scudetti and relegated to the seria b.

Ex-Juventus general manager Luciano Moggi was accused of being the mastermind of the whole affair, and after a very long trial, he was sentenced to 18 months in jail for his actions.

The trial that concluded today was against his relationship with GEA Soccer Management Agency, run by his son Alessandro, which was alleged to have bribed and threatened players to sign up.

Alessandro has also been sent to jail, receiving a 14-month sentence, but agent Franco Zavaglia and son Emanuele were pardoned, as were Italy coach Marcello Lippi's son Davide, Francesco Ceravolo and Pasquale Gallo.

These sentences are far less severe than they could have been. Prosecutors had asked for six years for Luciano, five years for Alessandro, three-and-a-half years for Zavaglia, two years and four months for Ceravolo, 16 months for Davide Lippi, and eight months for Gallo.