Lazio are at risk of being handed sanctions for their alleged usage of falsified capital gains through inflated player transfer values.
La Gazzetta dello Sport (via Calciomercato.com) details how the Guardia di Finanza – Italy’s financial police – raided the club’s headquarters yesterday to recover various documents related to transfers from 2017 to 2021.
Roma and Salernitana were also implicated in this case and the three clubs are now being investigated by the Public Prosecutor’s Offices of Rome and Tivoli.
A number of Lazio directors are being investigated as well, including Claudio Lotito, Marco Moschini, Marco Cavaliere, Igli Tare, Luciano Corradi, Ugo Marchetti e Angelo Fabiani.
Seven players in particular are allegedly part of suspicious deals involving Lazio, including Jean-Daniel Akpa Akpro, Mattia Novella, Emanuele Cicerelli, Andrea Marino, Tiago Casasola, Mattia Sprocati and Biagio Morrone.
The Biancocelesti have been accused of ‘issuing invoices for non-existent transactions and fraudulent declarations with the use of invoices for non-existent transactions, as well as false corporate communications’.
Sanctions range from a fine with a warning to more severe penalties – depending on if the offences made a difference in regards to Serie A registration – like points deductions or even the slim prospect of relegation.