Evidence from the Calciopoli trial at the Tribunal of Naples has gone missing as CDs and DVDs containing 171,000 phone calls have mysteriously disappeared, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport.
The missing evidence in questions was used at the current trial in which Luciano Moggi's lawyers have shown that a number of clubs spoke to referees.
Nicola Penta, Moggi's legal advisor and the man who has been uncovering the calls said: "no one asked for them over the last two years."
And now confusion has rained down on the investigation as no one knows where the CDs are. It's standard practice for the prosecution to ask lawyers if they want the evidence back once a hearing has ended, but in this case, Moggi's lawyers did not want it.
However, in the last hearing, one of Moggi's lawyers asked the court if he could involve a primiary source of the investigation, a company known as TRS who have supplied the software that has been used to untangle all the calls. But the prosecution's Giuseppe Narducci said there was no need because the court had already acquired all the material, but the CDs and DVDs are still missing.
The court has already accepted 74 calls presented by Moggi's lawyers over the last month, but there were still 22 new calls that needed to be transcribed by a man appointed by the court to carry out the task. But with the CDs and DVDs missing, it's unknown as to whether these 22 calls are part of the evidence, that for an unknown reason, is no longer available.
This latest development is likely to raise new questions when the court resumes next Tuesday as both Moggi's lawyers and judge Teresa Casoria will want to know where the CDs have ended up, given that Narducci had said the material was deposited with the court a fortnight ago.
Meanwhile, investigative journalist Oliviero Beha, who has been investigating the Calciopoli scandal and has 30 years experience in football writing, has given his views.
He told Tuttosport: "It's clear that no one cares about sports loyalty anymore. The word loyalty is anachronistic in football. And it's a type of ethic that involved a number of protagonists.
"Let's say that Moggi moved 'better' than the rest and he had developed a better organised system that was efficient. But this doesn't mean that others had their hands in their pockets.
"Everyone wanted to be like Moggi, with the same power and organisation. The new evidence that was ignored in 2006 is showing this."