Pogba questioned with group accused of attempting to extort him

Pogba questioned with group accused of attempting to extort him
Pogba questioned with group accused of attempting to extort him

France star Paul Pogba was questioned Friday alongside five acquaintances and childhood friends suspected of involvement in a March 2022 extortion attempt against him, sources familiar with the case told AFP.

The joint questioning session at the Paris criminal court is the latest step in an investigation into a March 2022 break-in at the Juventus midfielder’s home, just one of a string of woes including a provisional suspension this week for doping.

Two intruders held Pogba, 30, against his will demanding 13 million euros ($14 million at today’s rates).

Accounts of the night’s events differ between the five men, charged with armed extorsion and criminal conspiracy, and World Cup-winner Pogba himself.

The sixth suspect, Pogba’s older brother Mathias, was not present at the court on Friday morning.

Investigators believe he pressured Paul for months to pay the sum demanded – which Mathias denies – but was not there at the time of the March 19-20 break-in.


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