Suarez case: Paratici under investigation

Juventus have released a statement confirming Fabio Paratici has been informed regarding the right of defence in the Luis Suarez case.

The Prosecutor’s Office at the Court of Perugia has investigated into the Atletico Madrid forward’s proposed move to Juventus ahead of the season, as Suarez carried out an Italian exam to gain citizenship and avoid the non-EU rule.

The alleged ‘irregularities’ in the Uruguayan forward’s Italian citizenship exam has led to an ongoing investigation into Juventus’ managers.

“Juventus Football Club confirms that today Fabio Paratici has been notified of information regarding the guarantee and the right of defence,” the club wrote in a statement.

“The crime alleged by the Public Prosecutor’s Office at the Court of Perugia is exclusively Article 371 bis of the Criminal Code.

“The club strongly reiterates the correctness of Paratici’s work and is confident that the ongoing investigations will help clarify his position within a reasonable time.”

La Stampa and La Repubblica reports Juventus lawyers Maria Turco and Luigi Chiappero are under investigation too.

Read also: The FIGC has opened an investigation into Juventus’ managers over the Italian exam taken by Luis Suarez, but what does the club risk?

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