The three men who were placed in police custody since Monday in a case of suspicion of the coinage of information, especially for the benefit of PSG, were referred this Thursday morning to the Paris court for a possible accusation, a- we learned from the Paris prosecutor’s office. . These three men – two former police officers and a lobbyist – were recently heard for three days at the General Directorate of Internal Security (DGSI).
And this is within the framework of a preliminary investigation opened in July 2021 by the Paris prosecutor’s office for “violation of professional secrecy, influence peddling, corruption, falsification and use of forgery, assistance in illegal entry and stay in the organization of the band, misuse of the purpose. of a data file, compromise of the national defense secret and illegal acquisition of interests”. They are suspected of requesting or using information subject to secrecy for the benefit of natural or legal persons, including PSG.
Former member of the Central Directorate of Internal Intelligence (DCRI, the predecessor of DGSI), Malik N. joined PSG in 2018 where he took care of the relations between the capital club and its supporters. He recently ended his collaboration with the club. While investigating another case in which he was involved, the DGSI police allegedly discovered that he had asked a former colleague to obtain confidential elements from police files, private information such as phone numbers or addresses, information to “screen” employees (investigate them) or facilitate the acquisition of residence permits.
Judicial information on Neymar’s slap, getting a residence permit…
PSG would have obtained, thanks to Malik N.’s network, information on ongoing legal proceedings involving its players, including the famous slap that Neymar inflicted on a spectator, April 27, 2019 after in the final of the Coupe de France lost against the reindeer. His lawyers, Me William Bourdon and Vincent Brengarth, did not respond to our requests.
The second in custody is a policeman on standby who works in the direction of international security cooperation with the national police. He will be accused in particular of an intervention to obtain a residence permit for the benefit of an investor from the Middle East, charges he disputes. Asked, his lawyer Me Éric Morain did not want to speak.
One of the accused is in jail in Qatar, in another case
The third defendant, Tayeb B., is a lobbyist from Gennevilliers (Hauts-de-Seine) with his entries in the Middle East and Africa. Contacted, his lawyer Me Nabil Fadli did not want to react. The name of the lobbyist also appears in another potentially explosive activity revealed by Liberation. According to the daily, Tayeb B. has been working since 2019 as a consultant to the Qatari Human Rights Committee.
An experience that was suddenly interrupted in January 2020 when, he criticized, he was imprisoned in Qatar without being told of the charges against him. According to his version, the emirate will accuse him of wanting to blackmail Nasser al-Khelaïfi, the president of PSG, with whom he has private information. This was denied by several other sources familiar with the matter. “This man was jailed by a Qatari magistrate for attacking state security because he tried to sell the information he had to the United Arab Emirates, an enemy country of Qatar, without any . has nothing to do with the organization of the World Cup,” explained someone close to the case. According to our information, legal proceedings are still ongoing in Qatar.
Tayeb B admitted that he was detained in Doha in terrible conditions – he denounced the lack of sleep, death threats and mock beatings – Tayeb B. was not allowed to return to France until November 1, 2020. An enlargement which became possible only thanks to the conclusion of a memorandum of understanding between the two tenors of the Parisian bar, which provided for the delivery of all its digital media and the promise of its silence. However, the defendant’s return to France took place just a few weeks after the signing of the protocol, Qatar placed him in detention at the Continental Hotel in Doha.
According to Liberation, Tayeb B. and his wife filed in mid-August, a year and a half after his release, two complaints against X with a civil action before the Paris court in August for “ extortion by an organized gang, witness tampering », as well ” torture, arrest and forced imprisonment, and threats of death with the obligation to comply with a condition “. The information confirmed to us by the prosecutor’s office in Paris, tells us that so far no judicial information has been opened. According to one of Tayeb B’s relatives, the Quai d’Orsay, the UN was also informed of the treatment he criticized in Qatar. Procedures were started there again long after its enlargement. According to many sources familiar with the matter, these methods can be a lever of pressure on Qatar, and Nasser al-Khelaïfi, to get money. Despite the signed agreement, the interested party would appear to be keeping a duplicate of the famous USB key.
In addition, Tayeb B. arrested the President of the Paris Bar Association for an ethical method of disputing fees. According to our information, this is still going on.