Juventus were handed their 15-point punishment based on new serious evidence, according to the Federal Court of Appeal’s written reasons.
The court has explained the severity of the deduction has taken “into account the seriousness and repeated and prolonged nature of the offence.”
The decision came in light of the new evidence gathered in a separate criminal case “with confessionary value” such as the “unequivocal (wire-tap) interceptions and further evidence.”
Juventus have already announced their intention to appeal to the Board of Guarantors of the Italian Olympic Committee, the highest sporting body in Italy.
The record 36-time Italian champions were accused of fixing their balance sheets by inflating transfer fees, and were handed the punishment by Italy’s federal court of appeal earlier this month.
Juventus, following a defeat against Monza, a draw with Atalanta and the points deduction, have dropped from third in the division to 13th place. They are now 14 points away from the European places in Serie A.
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