France striker Benzema received a year probation for blackmailing teammate

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 Forward of the French national team Benzema received a suspended year for blackmailing a team-mate

The court in Versailles sentenced the forward of Real Madrid and the French national team Karim Benzema to one year of imprisonment on probation and a fine of $ 75 thousand.

The 33-year-old footballer was found guilty of attempting to blackmail the former team-mate and midfielder of Greek Olympiacos Mathieu Valbuena .

Benzema was not present during the trial due to preparations for the match for the galacticos.

– The appeal is necessary, because Benzema has nothing to be ashamed of, he will be acquitted, & # 8212; said the lawyer of the Real Madrid footballer in a comment to BFMTV.

The prosecutor in the case, opened back in 2015, invited Karim to invite a ten-month suspended sentence. In addition to Benzema, four more people were involved in the case, for them the prosecutor's office invited real terms.

Blackmailing Valbuena

Karim Benzema and four of his accomplices are accused of asking Mathieu Valbuena for money for video recording of intimate content with his participation. The direct involvement of the forward was proven after analyzing the recording of the telephone conversation.

The investigation believes that Benzema acted as an accomplice in 2015. During interrogations, he admitted that he played the role of an intermediary, but did not know anything about the € 150 thousand that the criminals wanted to receive.

Despite the fact that Valbuen was the victim in this case, the head coach of Le Blue Didier Deschamps decided not to call both players into the national team, so as not to destroy the atmosphere. However, Deschamps reconsidered his decision regarding Benzema and included it in the bid for Euro 2020.

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