Anti-money laundering officials at the Bank of Italy have turned their attention to Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri. The news is announced by the Italian daily “La Verita”, which has published an article that reveals that this office within the Bank of Italy has received several reports of suspicious transactions, linking Allegri with the world of gambling and sports betting.
The ongoing investigations relate in particular to some payments made to Allegri’s account by a Maltese company under investigation for fraud, evasion and relations with ‘Ndranghetan’. According to these rumors, the Bank of Italy is also investigating some “suspicious transactions” of Juventus technician, with bank managers who are considering Allegri’s expenses in two casinos abroad worth over 350 thousand euros.
In total, there are seven transfers, received by the coach between 2018 and 2021, for a total of 161,000 euros. To these must be added the same number of payments, for a total of an additional 168,000 euros, from a Slovenian company that manages hotels and casinos, and 140,000 euros, as well as a 140,000 euros from a private bank in Monte Carlo. Finally a further report reached at Palazzo Koch concerns Allegri’s credit card, which between 2018 and 2019 in gambling companies, spent almost 500,000 euros mainly in a casino in Monte Carlo and another in Slovenia, ( Perla and Nova Gorica).
ALLEGRI: “I am innocent”
Max Allegri responded to rumors about his involvement in betting and gambling investigations. “I declare with absolute determination any illegal or irregular activity and, much less, any violation of anti-money laundering legislation,” he said.