Laporte in custody

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According to information from L’Equipe, the president (withdrawn) of the French Rugby Federation Bernard Laporte has been placed in police custody in a case of laundering aggravated tax evasion.

Bernard Laporte involved in a new case! While he appealed his sentence (among other things) to a two-year suspended prison sentence and a two-year ban on exercising any function related to rugby for passive corruption and influence peddling for the benefit of Mohed Altrad, the president of the French Rugby Federation, who retired from the FFR on January 7, finds himself in police custody. The newspaper The team indeed reveals on Tuesday that the 58-year-old leader was placed in police custody, along with two other people, for “aggravated tax evasion laundering”, in a case that is not at all related to that commonly called ” Laporte-Altrad affair”. “A preliminary investigation was opened in August 2020 and entrusted to the Financial Judicial Investigation Service (SEJF)”, specifies the sports daily. According to various sites specializing in law, an individual guilty of laundering tax fraud can be sentenced to a maximum of 375,000 euros in fines and five years’ imprisonment, but the penalties are doubled if the laundering is aggravated, i.e. that is to say “committed in a habitual manner, or using the facilities of the exercise of a professional activity or in an organized gang. »

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