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Cristiano Ronaldo's new coach at Juventus, protagonist of a great scandal

By Mauricio Saenz

Cristiano Ronaldo's new coach at Juventus, protagonist of a great scandal

The Juventus coach is involved in an investigation carried out by the financial institution Bankitalia for "suspicious transfers" with a company that would have links to a criminal organization

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Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri was accused of participating in "suspicious transactions" linked to money laundering involving a company accused of illegal gambling that maintains relations with a Calabrian criminal organization.

The Italian newspaper La Verita disclosed this investigation, which was replicated by Tuttosport and which is carried out by the country's financial organization, Bankitalia, whose authorities have detected that the 53-year-old Italian spent 350 thousand euros in two foreign casinos.

Due to these striking expenses, they are analyzing the route of that money and it was clarified that the information handled by the bank's managers places at the center of the scene a company with origin in Malta that is accused of illegal gambling and with ongoing investigations for alleged evasion and aggravated fraud. In addition, it would be related to the Calabrian criminal organization 'Ndrangheta.

Massimiliano Allegri's response to the money laundering accusations against him

After winning five titles between 2014 and 2019 at Juventus, the coach who recently returned to Vecchia Signora issued a statement denying any relationship with those organizations and emphatically ignored this situation.

"With reference to the news published today, I declare, with absolute firmness, totally oblivious to any illegal or irregular activity, and even less to any violation of the legislation against money laundering," said the technician about the accusation investigating his actuate.

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