The Pogba siblings are on the way to monopolizing the legal news. As confirmed by World a judicial source, Mathias Pogba, Paul's older brother, is due to appear on Saturday June 17 at 10 a.m. before an investigating judge, like four other suspects, " for their examination “, as part of the investigation into the extortion attempt of which the footballer Paul Pogba would have been the victim.
The interrogation of the five men, aged 27 to 36, comes at the end of their police custody which lasted several days. Mathias Pogba, 32, presented himself on Wednesday, September 14, to the investigation service. His lawyer, Yassine Bouzrou, assures that his client “disputes being involved in the alleged extortion attempt”.
On the other hand, the brother of Paul Pogba admitted, during his police custody, be at the initiative of a video published on social networksat the end of August, and in which he threatened to disclose sensitive information about the Blues player as well as his lawyer and agent, Rafaela Pimenta.
According The Parisian, Me Pimenta is said to have accused, during her hearing in August by investigators, Mathias Pogba of having exerted pressure on her so that she can convince Paul Pogba to pay a sum of money to the alleged blackmailers. A complaint was filed in France by the lawyer for “extortion in an organized gang”. Contacted by The worldMme Pimenta has yet to respond. As for Mathias Pogba, he disputes the accusations of Mme Spice it up.
Meeting in an apartment
The profile of the other suspects – childhood friends of Paul Pogba, from Roissy-en-Brie (Seine-et-Marne) – remains, at this stage, still unclear. All deny being blackmailers in this affair.
One of them is very close to Paul Pogba and his family. He was, on March 19, in the company of other suspects and the player at a meeting organized in an apartment in the Paris region and located by the investigators. During his hearing in August, the star of Juventus Turin accused the suspects of having, that day, on the sidelines of a rally of the Blues, started to put pressure on him, in this apartment.
This is where the suspects would have accused him of not having supported them financially. They would then have reminded him that they had discreetly ensured his safety during his thirteen years of professional career. Two men "armed with assault rifles" and "hooded" would then have appeared and would have ordered him to pay the sum of 13 million euros, including 3 million to be paid immediately. They would have threatened the player to reveal the sensitive contents of a USB key.
You have 42.34% of this article left to read. The following is for subscribers only.