Former Roma owner James Pallotta and executive Mauro Baldissoni to face charges for false accounting

Andy Mattioli

The Rome Prosecutor’s Office has closed the investigation into false accounting in Roma’s balance books.

The latest development is the exclusion of Dan and Ryan Friedkin from the investigation, while the charges against Roma’s previous owner, James Pallotta, have been defined, reports La Repubblica.

The Rome Prosecutor’s Office has investigated seven club executives who worked for Roma over recent years for false corporate communications. Prosecutors also dispute market manipulation.

James Pallotta as well as previous executives Mauro Baldissoni, Umberto Gandini, Guido Fienga and Pietro Berardi, up to the administrative directors Francesco Malknecht and Giorgio Francia have all been notified.

As regards the Pallotta management, the transactions under accusation are those of Marchizza and Frattesi in June 2017 when the club wrote in the balance sheet a capital gain from joining Sassuolo for the two players.

Then in June 2018, the transfer of Tumminello to Atalanta was also looked into. In June 2018 a capital gain from the sale of Radja Nainggolan to Inter, in the financial statements of June 2018/19/20 the footballer Nicolò Zaniolo was included in the assets of the balance sheet.

Furthermore, Cristante’s inclusion in the balance sheet at a higher value. With similar cases also for other players such as Manolas, Diawara, Spinazzola and Luca Pellegrini.

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