This Wednesday, France Info revealed several new elements regarding the placement custody of Bernard Laporteintervened on Tuesday for aggravated tax fraud laundering, as part of an investigation led by the National Financial Prosecutor’s Office (PNF) and entrusted to the Financial Judicial Investigation Service (SEJF).
According to information that The Team is able to confirm, the other two people placed in police custody on Tuesday are the former captain of the XV of France Jean-Pierre Rives (59 selections between 1975 and 1984), nicknamed Golden Helmet, and the former international Denis Charvet (23 caps between 1986 and 1991), now consultant for RMC.
A gift that questions the investigators
Opened in August 2020, the investigation would be interested in a flow of money estimated at several million euros, reported by the anti-money laundering service of Bercy Tracfin. The question relates to the nature of this payment of money, going back to 2010, which landed on the account of the company “CLR Holding”. The name of this company takes up the initials of the names of the three partners: Charvet, Laporte and Rives.
Jean-Pierre Rives was also taken into custody on Tuesday. (L. Argueyrolles/The Team)
As France Info specifies, Bernard Laporte is the president of the holding company, Denis Charvet and Jean-Pierre Rives appearing in the organization chart as managing directors. “ LInvestigators are seeking to verify the origin of this donation of around 3 million euros,indicates Me Gryner, adviser to Mr. Charvet. And if Mr. Charvet was aware of this donation which made it possible to bail out the company”.
Investigators suspect that a loan, not subject to tax, could have hidden a donation which would have escaped tax. The sum in question would have come from a relative of Jean-Pierre Rives. The three partners emerged from police custody on Tuesday at the end of the day, without prosecution at this stage.