Claude Atcher, boss of the 2023 World Cup in France, sent back to correctional

Director General of the Public Interest Group (GIP) France 2023, founded in April 2018 by the FFR, the CNOSF and the State, Claude Atcher has, according to our information, received a summons to appear from the National Financial Prosecutor’s Office.

The boss of the World Cup, which will begin at the Stade de France in fifteen months, is referred to the Paris Criminal Court for “concealment of breach of trust committed by Bernard Laporte to the detriment of the FFR”, “abuse of corporate assets in the management of the company Score XV (a company co-managed by Messrs. Atcher and Rover which was recruited and remunerated by the FFR just after the election of Mr. Laporte as head of the institution in 2016) for the exclusive benefit of Claude Atcher” as well as for “concealed work by concealment of activity (lack of tax and social declarations since 2016)”.

Mr. Atcher (66) joins Bernard Laporte, president of the FFR, Serge Simon, vice-president of the FFR, and Mohed Altrad, main sponsor of the French Federation and president of the Montpellier club, returned, last March, before the same court by the vice-prosecutor of the PNF François-Xavier Dulin.

Associate of Mr. Atcher within the company Score XV, then integrated into the Holding Sport 8, Benoît Rover will have to answer for the same heads before the Criminal Court of Paris. The hearing will take place between September 7 and 22.

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