A few words to get out of the rut. This Friday morning, Maître Richard Arbib, lawyer for Mathias Pogba, broke the silence by publishing a press release: “Given the evolution of the case and its media impact, Mathias Pogba wishes to indicate with force that he is totally foreign to any extortion maneuver against his brother, Paul Pogba. It is clear that the difficulties experienced by the Pogba family are the result of external threats of which the Justice, now seized, will take full measure. Mathias Pogba, who aspires more than anything to calm the situation with his brother, will henceforth reserve his word for the investigating judges in charge of this file, if necessary. »
On August 27, Mathias Pogba posted a first video where he promised revelations about his younger brother, Paul. The next day, Paul’s lawyers issued a statement stating that their client had been the victim of “threats” and “extortion attempts in an organized gang”. A preliminary investigation had been opened on August 3 by the Paris Public Prosecutor’s Office after a complaint filed by the French international on July 16 with the Turin Public Prosecutor’s Office for reasons of extortion in an organized gang and attempted extortion in an organized gang and participation to a criminal conspiracy to commit a crime between March and July 2022.