Pogba’s brother charged and arrested for blackmailing Juventus player | international football
– We will contest this choice – Matias’ lawyer Yassin Buzru responded in an interview with BFMTV tv, contemplating that his shopper “has not dedicated any crime”.
Mathias, 32, turned himself in to police on Wednesday and was ultimately arrested. According to a justice supply, along with him, 4 different individuals between the ages of 27 and 36 have been charged and detained within the case of extortion with a weapon, kidnapping in a gang and participation in a felony affiliation.
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2019 picture of Paul Pogba and his brother Mathias, who had been arrested on Wednesday in an extortion investigation – Picture: Guillaume Souvant/AFP
The case, which impacts France lower than two months earlier than the World Cup, was found when Paul Pogba filed a grievance with prosecutors in Turin after struggling blackmail makes an attempt between March and July 2022. However, the case gained consideration with the publication on August 27 from an cryptic video by which Mathias, additionally an expert player, guarantees to make “revelations” about Paul and different athletes comparable to Mbappe.
During his detention, Mathias admitted that the video was his personal initiative, in accordance with sources near the investigation.
The France international star informed his first listening to that he was the sufferer of blackmail by childhood pals and two hooded males with weapons who requested for monetary assist and tried to extort him.
A sum of 13 million euros was requested, and the player claimed to have delivered 100 thousand euros. He then claimed to have acknowledged his brother Mathias among the many suspects.
In one other listening to, Pogba informed investigators that Matias was “below strain” from individuals who wished cash from him. Last week, by way of his lawyer, Mathias Pogba stated it was “utterly oblivious to any blackmail maneuvers towards his brother”.
The former Manchester United man additionally claimed in his testimony that he consulted a sorcerer and solely requested to guard him from harm. The French concern that the case will have an effect on the environment within the World Cup staff. Mbappe although said that in the first place he “most well-liked to take the phrase of a companion”.
Mathias Pogba threatens his brother Paul Pogba, the Juventus midfielder, in movies posted on social media – Picture: Reproduction