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Soccer big-name Karim Benzema has been surpassed a one-yr suspended jail sentence and fined 75,000 euros over his involvement withinside the tried blackmail in opposition to former French country-wide teammate Mathieu Valbuena with an intercourse tape, the Olympiacos participant’s legal professional showed to the media.
The courtroom docket went in addition to the prosecutor in its ruling on Wednesday, which simplest asked a 10-month suspended jail sentence in opposition to Benzema.
One of Benzema’s attorneys Sylvain Cormier stated out of doors of the court docket after the decision that it changed into genuinely announced via way of means of the courtroom docket that Karim Benzema changed into now no longer aware about the previous machinations after which in the long run they stated that ‘he cannot, now no longer have known,’ with none proof, and that he’s greatly surprised via way of means of the ruling.
Benzema’s felony crew stated the 33-yr participant might be cleared “withinside the courtroom docket of appeal.”
Valbuena’s legal professional Paul Albert Iweins declined to touch upon Benzema’s sentence.
The case dates back to when Valbuena was featured in a sex tape. Valbuena presently performs for the Greek club Olympiacos.
Benzema has been accused of pressuring Valbuena, who performed along with the Real Madrid star at the French country-wide crew, to pay blackmailers to prevent the video from turning into public.
The 33-yr-old, who’s presently the pinnacle goalscorer in La Liga, changed into initially suspended via way of means of the national team of France due to the case however had been recalled back for Euro 2020.
Neither Real Madrid nor the French Football Federation changed into right now to be had for comment.