Pogba's brother, in prison for extorting the footballer

A judge decreed provisional prison for Mathias Pogba after being accused of blackmailing his brother Paul, world champion with France and half of Juventus in Turin.

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19 September 2022 Monday 09:46
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Pogba's brother, in prison for extorting the footballer

A judge decreed provisional prison for Mathias Pogba after being accused of blackmailing his brother Paul, world champion with France and half of Juventus in Turin.

Four other men are also involved in this tangled and bizarre affair, who would have demanded 13 million euros from Paul in exchange for protection. Three of them have also ended up in prison, while the fourth has not yet appeared before the judge.

All of them have denied the charges of kidnapping and blackmail, but they have acknowledged having pressured the footballer. They also claim to suffer coercion, threats and violent attacks by other unidentified groups. Two of those accused today, identified as the K. brothers, were attacked and one of them was shot in the hand last August.

Paul Pogba had filed complaints for extortion in both Italy and France since last March he was intimidated in an apartment in a neighborhood in the town where he grew up, in Roissy-en-Brie - the outskirts of Paris -, where he had been brought childhood friends.

In the presence of two hooded men armed with rifles, they demanded 13 million from Paul. For months, this group of relatives allegedly pressured and harassed both the French international and his entourage (his mother Yeo Moriba and her representative, the Brazilian Rafaela Pimenta).

The investigation became convinced that Mathias Pogba, Paul's older brother, mediated in that extortion, something he has denied. Mathias decided to go public with a strange video at the end of August, when he spoke of "shocking revelations" about his brother and about Kylian Mbappé.

About the PSG player, Mathias said that his brother had hired a sorcerer to cast an evil eye on him, an extreme denied by the Juve midfielder.

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