DELLA VALLE SPEAKS OUT: The Tod’s chief is suing the former extraordinary commissioner of soccer association Federcalcio Guido Rossi is not one to hide behind a finger. The Tod’s chief is suing the former extraordinary commissioner of soccer association Federcalcio Guido Rossi for his management of issues connected to the investigation known as “Calciopoli.” As reported, in November Della Valle and other football club owners were found guilty of sports fraud.

Over the weekend, Della Valle also publicly censored the head of Italy’s railway system Trenitalia, Mauro Moretti, accusing him of stalling the launch of NTV, the private high-speed train Della Valle is personally backing with Ferrari chairman Luca di Montezemolo. Criticizing Trenitalia’s service as inadequate, he urged Moretti to “go home.”

This story first appeared in the December 20, 2011 issue of WWD.  Subscribe Today.

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