Jean-Martial Ribes indicted in the PSG “digital army” affair


By: Manu Tournoux

The so-called “digital army” affair of PSG had fallen somewhat dormant in recent months. According to theAFP, Jean-Martial Ribes, the former communications director of the Parisian club (2017-2022) was indicted on December 1 for corruption and influence peddling, complicity and concealment of misappropriation of the purpose of data processing. personal data, usurpation of the identity of a third party with a view to disturbing their peace or damaging their honor and online moral harassment in the investigation into suspicions of leaks of confidential information for the benefit of the club. The police suspect him of having asked Malik Naït-Liman, a former intelligence agent who became responsible for relations with the club’s supporters, to investigate the supporter slapped by Neymar during the presentation of the Cup final trophies of France 2019 won by Stade Rennais.

Some information about the life of this supporter was then broadcast on the Twitter account Paname Squad with the aim of compromising him. Contacted byAFPJean-Martial Ribes’ lawyer, Me Romain Vanni, defends his client. “He disputes the facts with which he is accused and specifies that all the actions he carried out during his many years of presence within PSG were always done legally, whether in the context of promotion, development or the defense of the club’s interests in France and abroad. »

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