Karim Benzema is sentenced to imprisonment and fined for blackmail

Karim Benzema was sentenced to one year probation by a French court on Wednesday. Which found him guilty of complicity in the attempted blackmail of his former French national teammate, Mathieu Valbuena.

The Real Madrid striker, Karim Benzema was also fined 75 thousand euros.

Benzema, who had denied the allegations, was not in court when the verdict was handed down against him.

He will play for Real Madrid against Sheriff Tiraspol tonight in the Champions League.

Benzema was among five people accused of attempting to blackmail Valbuena with a sex video stolen from his phone.

The 33-year-old was accused of being involved in a plot to extort money from his former French teammate. Before a friendly match against Armenia in 2015.

The blackmailers had threatened to publish a sex tape where Valbuena also appeared. If the latter did not pay tribute. It is suspected that Benzema had incited Valbeuna to pay the group of blackmailers.

But Valbuena called the police instead of dealing with the blackmailers himself.

Benzema was expelled from the French national team for five years when charges were brought against him.

But France put him back in his speech in May 2021 and Benzema represented the country at Euro 2020.

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