Case of the sextape: Benzema avoids the worst, The trial of the sextape case has started.
Among the 5 defendants in the trial of Mathieu Valbuena’s “sextape affair”, Karim Benzema should avoid a prison sentence since the prosecutor has requested a 10-month suspended prison sentence.
Absent from the Versailles Criminal Court, while he is on trial, alongside 4 other defendants, in the case of Mathieu Valbuena’s sextape blackmail, Karim Benzema can give a little sigh of relief.
The French international faces 5 years in prison for ” complicity in attempted blackmail “, while he had proposed to his teammate of the Blues to turn to his childhood friend Karim Zenati, used as an intermediary by the blackmailers .
Case of the sextape: Benzema avoids the worst
Benzema will probably not be sent to prison. Thursday afternoon, on the second day of the trial, the public prosecutor demanded 10 months suspended prison sentence and a 75,000 euro fine against “KB9″. ” It carries an image, a history, a reputation, all these values, ” said the deputy prosecutor.
Earlier in the day, Mathieu Valbuena’s lawyer , Maître Iweins, did not spare the great absentee from this trial (he is preparing for Sunday’s Clasico at Camp Nou). “When it is Karim Benzema, your teammate of the France team, who tells you ‘ I have a solution ‘, it is mafia as a speech” , he had launched during his indictment.
The prosecutor asked for 4 years in prison and a 15,000 euros fine against Mustapha Zouaoui, said the ” driving force ” of the case. Against Axel Angot, who recovered the video of the antics of “Petit Vélo”, he asks for 18 months in prison and a 15,000 euros fine. Younes Houass, the first intermediary, who has no record, risks 18 months suspended sentence and 5,000 euros fine. Finally, Karim Zenati, requested by the blackmailers in a second time, faces a sentence of 2 years in prison and 5,000 euros fine.
The judgment of the trial will be rendered on Friday in the wake of a last day which will see the defense lawyers plead in the morning.