Justice: The president of the Saint-Martin Football League sued!

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The gendarmerie investigation opened at the beginning of the year following a report from the French Football Federation (FFF) of misuse of subsidies by certain members of the Saint-Martin league was recently closed and resulted in the prosecution of the president of the association, FB, who was taken into custody last April.

He is summoned to the criminal court of Saint Martin in late September, confirmed the prosecution.

It was through an audit that she commissioned in 2018 to analyze the 2016 and 2017 accounts, that the FFF expressed doubts about the sincerity of the use of public funds. According to our sources, more than 30 euros were misused, specifically they would have been used more for personal purposes than for the benefit of the association. The accounts of the league would reveal unjustified expenses, in particular in Metropolitan France (hotel nights and restaurants), the purchase of electronic equipment and other items online or the use of a private service vehicle; certain expenses would have been made in a purely family setting in the Center Val de Loire region. In addition, the president is also prosecuted for hidden work, he would not have declared several employees of the association. In addition, he would have signed a service contract (coach) with one of his employees, the latter being therefore paid twice by the association. According to our sources, the activity of providing said employee's services, which had been declared, no longer existed at the material time in Saint-Martin.

During the investigation several people had been interviewed, the treasurer was also placed in police custody but he is not prosecuted.

In this case, the French Football Federation should be a civil party (Source Soualigapost).

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