France’s Benzema gets one-year suspended sentence in sex tape trial

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Real Madrid and France striker Karim Benzema was on Wednesday handed a suspended one-year prison sentence over complicity to attempted blackmail in connection with a sex tape. The AFP news agency said that the Versailles court also fined the player 75,000 euros (84,000 dollars). The case dates back to June 2015. France midfielder Mathieu Valbuena was allegedly told in a phone call that an intimate video involving him would be published unless he paid money. At the heart of the allegations against Benzema, who did not appear in court in person, is a private conversation between him and Valbuena…

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