Veron still faces legal fight
By Graeme Bailey
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Veron, along with eight others, has been accused of forging official documentation and has been asked to appear on July 12 in Rome.
Veron was cleared by the Italian sports justice system on June 27 last year - just before his record transfer to Manchester United - but he is still yet to be cleared by the legal justice system.
The former Lazio man, though, will not appear in person, but will be represented by his lawyer Marcello Petrelli.
"I can confirm that Juan Sebastian Veron has been accused of forging an official document," said Petrelli.
"But I would like to point out that Veron maintains that he did not have anything to do with this, that it was Lazio and an Argentinian agency who deals with the documents that were involved in this affair.
"He does not have to go and will not come on July 12 for the hearing as it is not necessary. He will come when he has to give his side of the story.
"Veron does not need the Italian citizenship as he is a world-class player and with his Argentina passport he has always been able to play at any club.
"He never went to pick up the Italian passport, but he did go and sign for the Italian citizenship in September 2000.
"If found guilty he could face a penal sentence but, according to Italian law, if you receive a sentence of less than two years and you have no previous convictions you will not go to prison.
"The player obviously wants this case to end as he believes that he had nothing to do with this."