Former Juventus general manager was convicted of ‘sporting fraud’ and received a 64-month prison sentence. However, Moggi will not actually serve any time in prison, and, since it is the sentence of the first degree, he can appeal this decision on several levels.
Former Italian Football Federation refereeing designators Pierluigi Pairetto and Paolo Bergamo have been condemned to 23 months and 44 months, respectively for their implication in the 2006 Italian football scandal, while Fiorentina owners Andrea and Diego Della Valle and Lazio chairman Claudio Lotito have been sentenced to fifteen months.
The Calciopoli case left Juventus stripped of the 2005 and 2006 Serie A titles and demoted to Serie B as the result of a sports court sentence. Overall, sixteen people were convicted and eight were found innocent.
Moggi and Giraudo who allegedly were the masterminds behind the network of contacts with Italian soccer officials influencing refereeing appointments and arranging for players on other sides to be shown yellow cards before games with Juventus stood at the epicenter of the scandal.
Though sentenced, Moggi and the other convicted officials deny any accusations and are going to appeal. In the meantime, Juventus are also trying to restore their title. The football club claims there is evidence on new phone taps that Inter also tried to influence referees.