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Rugby: Bernard Laporte sentenced to two years in prison suspended


The Paris Criminal Court delivered its judgment on Tuesday on the corruption charges against the president of the federation Bernard Laporte and Mohed Altrad, club boss of the Top 14 and jersey sponsor of the Blues.

French rugby held its breath.

Against Bernard Laporte and Mohed Altrad, who disputed the facts, the prosecution had requested three years' imprisonment, one of which was firm, and had called for a two-year ban on Mr. Laporte from exercising a function in rugby and Mr. Altrad, CEO of the eponymous construction giant, to manage a company.

Following the sentences handed down by the president of the 32nd courtroom of the Paris Criminal Court, Rose-Marie Hunault, Bernard Laporte was given a two-year suspended prison sentence and a fine of 75,000 euros.

And also a two-year ban on managing a commercial company, deprivation of eligibility rights for two years.

Mohed Altrad guilty of active corruption, influence peddling and abuse of corporate assets was sentenced to 18 months suspended prison sentence and a fine of 50,000 euros.

And two years of prohibition to manage a commercial company with suspended sentence.

Serge Simon was released.

Claude Atcher and Bernard Rover released on everything except the facts of concealed work (partial release).

Claude Atcher being sentenced to a fine of 5,000 euros for concealed work.

Source: lefigaro

All sports articles on 2022-12-13

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