Sampdoria president Massimo Ferrero was arrested this morning by the Guarda di Finanza for alleged financial-related crimes.
According to Ansa, the Rome-born cinema mogul was transferred to prison after being charged with corporate crimes by the prosecutor of Paola, Calabria.
Five others were also taken into custody along with Ferrero, however, they were placed under house arrest.
The prosecution has made it clear that, as of now, Sampdoria isn’t involved and no matters relating to the club are under investigation.
Ferrero, a lifelong Roma supporter, purchased the Ligurian side in 2015 from the Garrone family following extensive negotiations.
Though, he’s admitted at various times throughout the past year that he wants to offload his shares and has put the Ligurian club up for sale.