Pogba: Brother charged over alleged extortion attempt – sources

 

Paul Pogba’s brother has been charged by French law enforcement in connection with an alleged organised armed extortion attempt against the Juventus midfielder, sources have revealed.

Mathias Pogba will be detained while he awaits a decision from the judge regarding bail. The news comes after he was arrested on Wednesday having presented himself to investigators in Paris.

Three other people in connection with the case have also been with, sources said.

Mathias Pogba has denied taking part in extortion attempts against his brother. Mathias Pogba’s lawyer, Richard Arbib, said in a statement last week that his client wants “more than anything else” to ease the situation with his brother.

The Paris prosecutor’s office opened an investigation last month into allegations that Paul Pogba was the target of an extortion plot by his brother and childhood friends demanding €13 million ($13 million) from him.

The case became public after Mathias Pogba threatened to share “explosive revelations” about his brother and France star Kylian Mbappe.

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