The Italian Job

May 26, 2006
By Jen Chang
A figurehead Italian boss, a certain "Lucky Luciano" who, in one fell swoop, goes from triumph to rock-bottom as a web of gambling, kidnapping and corruption charges envelop him and his organization. Sound familiar?

No, the above isn't a rehash of a "Goodfellas" -- it is in fact the real-life events surrounding what now looks to be the inevitable fall of one of Italy's most glamorous clubs, Juventus otherwise known as the "Old Lady".

Italian prosecutors contend that former ...

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