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Italian prosecutors investigate football agents Ramadani and Chiodi in tax evasion case

By on December 13, 2021 0


MILAN: Italian prosecutors are investigating football agents Abdilgafar Ramadani and Pietro Chiodi for alleged tax evasion and money laundering in transactions in Italy, a document from the Milan prosecutor’s office revealed on Monday.

The investigations target the deals the two agents have made with 11 Italian football clubs since 2018, including Juventus, Inter Milan and AC Milan, according to the document, seen by Reuters.

Ramadani, who was born in present-day North Macedonia and is now based in Ireland, and Chiodi, an Italian national, were not immediately available for comment.

The Milan prosecutor’s office said in a statement on Monday that Italian tax police had asked the 11 football clubs to provide documents on the business dealings they had with the two sports agents under investigation.

Judicial sources have said the business deals under scrutiny include the transfer of footballer Miralem Pjanic from Juventus to Barcelona in 2020 and the transfer of Federico Chiesa from Fiorentina to Juventus in 2020.

The Italian agent‘s companies are being raided, prosecutors added.

The 11 football teams are not part of the ongoing investigations and have simply been asked to provide documents, prosecutors said.

(Reporting by Emilio Parodi, additional reporting by Peter Hall, written by Giulio Piovaccari; editing by Bernadette Baum)