one yr in jail for the president of the handball league

French sport doesn’t win for scares. In December the president of the rugby federation (FFR), Bernard Laporte, was sentenced to 2 years in jail, with a suspended sentence, for corruption. Later, already in 2023, Noël Le Graet, his counterpart from the soccer federation (FFF) was faraway from his place, investigated for ethical and sexual harassment, and after lashing out at public opinion for some harsh phrases in opposition to Zinedine Zidane. And now, about to achieve February, the one who jumps to the entrance pages of the newspapers is Bruno Martini, president of the French Handball League (LNH), for corruption of minors.

A decide of the Paris judicial court docket validated this Wednesday the sentence of 1 yr in jail, with the sentence suspended, to the previous world champion, for these information, which the exporter acknowledgedbased on his lawyer.

On the decide’s proposal, Martini submitted to a responsible plea, a device that enables for lesser sentences to be imposed if the information are acknowledged, wherein the previous worldwide additionally admitted possession of pornographic photos of minorsreported his lawyer.

Martini, in his participant stage


Along with the suspensive jail sentence, which should not be served until convicted of different crimes, the sanction features a advantageous of two,500 euros and a five-year ban on partaking in any exercise in touch with minors.

As quickly because the sentence was identified, Martini introduced his resignation as president of the LNH.

Reported by a young person

Martini was denounced in 2020 by a 13-year-old teenagerwho defined, based on data from ‘French Information‘, that the 52-year-old athlete proposed a gathering with him by means of a social community, which he didn’t attend, after exchanging photos of a sexual nature.

Bruno Martini, a 1.97-metre-tall colossus, was the ‘Bleus’ goalkeeper after they had been proclaimed handball world champions in 1995 and 2001. After his taking part in profession, he grew to become a membership supervisor. In November 2022, he was elected president of the League, a place that has barely lasted two months.

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