a fifth suspect remanded in custody
A fifth man, indicted on Saturday as a part of the investigation in Paris into extortion denounced by footballer Paul Pogba, was remanded in custody on Tuesday, in keeping with a judicial supply.
He had requested time to arrange his protection earlier than the talk earlier than the decide of freedoms and detention (JLD), which occurred on Tuesday. His lawyer declined to remark.
He’s one among 5 suspects – Paul Pogba’s brother, Mathias, and 4 kin of the Pogba brothers aged 27 to 36 – indicted on Saturday on this unimaginable case, which has shaken the Blues and extra broadly the world of soccer for 2 months. earlier than the World Cup in Qatar.
It began with a grievance filed on July 16 with the prosecutor’s workplace in Turin (Italy) by Paul Pogba.
The 29-year-old Juventus participant denounced extortion makes an attempt between March and July 2022 amounting to 13 million euros.
However the info solely got here to mild with the publication on August 27 of an enigmatic video of Mathias Pogba, himself a 32-year-old skilled footballer, who promised “revelations” about his brother. Throughout his police custody, he admitted to being on the initiative, in keeping with a supply accustomed to the matter.
He was indicted for extortion in an organized gang and participation in a legal affiliation and remanded in custody.
For the info of kidnapping on the night time of March 19 to twenty, he was positioned below the extra favorable standing of assisted witness.
The 4 different suspects had been indicted particularly for extortion with a weapon, kidnapping in an organized gang and legal affiliation and positioned in pre-trial detention.
In entrance of the investigators, Paul Pogba stated he was trapped by childhood associates and two hooded males, armed with assault rifles, accusing him of not having helped them financially.
The star of the France crew then claimed to have acknowledged his brother among the many suspects. Nevertheless, he had estimated, throughout one other listening to, that Mathias was “below stress” from folks desirous to extract cash from him.
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