Rugby: Bernard Laporte released from police custody

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The former coach of the Blues will not spend the night in detention. Placed in police custody at the beginning of the afternoon, Bernard Laporte emerged free, without any prosecution at this stage.

The National Financial Prosecutor’s Office (PNF) announces, this Tuesday, January 24, at the very beginning of the evening, the end of Bernard Laporte’s police custody.

At this point, the retired president of the FFR was released without prosecution. Bernard Laporte had been placed in police custody at the very beginning of the afternoon in a case of money laundering of aggravated tax fraud.

A separate case from that of the PNF targeting the organizing committee of the France-2023 World Cup for favouritism, influence peddling and corruption.

One of his lawyers spoke about his client’s case to AFP: “He came out without any police summons, or presentation to an examining magistrate”, declared Me Jean-Pierre Versini – Campinchi. “It is a case in which he is implicated for having been associated with rugby friends a long time ago. He has neither been accused of having defrauded nor of having received any sum,” he added. .

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