Ciro Immobile definitively convicted for tax evasion: he will now have to pay the greater Irpef due, in addition to the additional taxes, to the solidarity contribution and the fine. The news is reported today in the newspaper The Republic which contains the contents of a sentence of the Supreme Court issued on July 14, 2022. In the 7-page order (filed last July 27), issued by the fifth civil section chaired by magistrate Federico Sorrentino, the judges reject Immobile’s appeal against the sentence, of January 2019, issued by the Campania Regional Tax Commission.
At the center of the final ruling was the transfer, which took place in 2012, from Genoa to Juventus: having ascertained “the established existence of employee income subtracted from taxation”, the sentence was determined, or “the greater Irpef due (in addition to additional, solidarity and sanction) for the year 2012 “.
At the center of the investigation is an invoice issued by Alessandro Moggi who allegedly acted, this is the thesis of the prosecution, in the dual role of attorney of the football player and in that of consultant for Genoa. In the latter he would have issued an invoice within which, however, a compensation for the player would have been identified. Compensation, according to the judgments, is not subject to contributions and therefore subject, according to the finance and tax commission of Campania, to tax evasion.
The sentence also reads the defensive theses of Immobile. In particular, the striker of the national team claims that at the time his only agent was Marco Sommella. The motivation was rejected as the judges observed that “the mere existence of a warrant issued to Sommella did not allow to exclude that, in practice, the taxpayer had made use of the services of Moggi as his agent on the occasion of his transfer, having remained unproven that he had paid the amount due to his affirmed attorney “.
Furthermore, the investigations “had given proof of the existence of direct relationships between Moggi and the taxpayer, both through the evidence of payments made by Sommella to Moggi, with the reason for” real estate compensation “, and through the discovery of a manuscript of the same Moggi, containing a list of the players he assisted, which also bore the name of the taxpayer “.
Immobile had challenged the appeal sentence basing the appeal on technical-legal aspects, all rejected by the Court of Cassation.