Bernard Laporte has been found guilty of four out of five bribery-related charges in a French court today.
These charges were due to conflict of interests, insider influencing, and four instances of passive corruption, each one “guided by a bias towards” Montpellier owner and FFR backer, Mohed Altrad.
As a result, Laporte has been handed a two year suspended prison sentence and fined €75,000.
BREAKING: @WorldRugby vice-chairman Bernard Laporte has been handed a two-year suspended sentence, a €75,000 fine, and a TWO-YEAR ban on rugby activity for his corruption-related charges.
Eyes now look towards whether his position with WR is tenable.@CityAM
— Matt Hardy (@MattHardyJourno) December 13, 2022
Bernard Laporte condamné à deux ans de prison avec sursis et interdiction d’exercer toute fonction en lien avec le rugby #Justice https://t.co/w8dhwJtKFH
— Sacha Nokovitch (@SachaNoko) December 13, 2022