France and Real Madrid star Karim Benzema has lost €230,000 to a french court after the sum was seized from the striker’s account by the Court.
According to L’Equipe, the November verdict released by the Versailles Court in relation to the Benzema-Valbuena case had in it a court order to confiscate the stated sum of money.
It should be recalled that back in November, Karim Benzema was found guilty by the court and was mandated to pay a fine, damages and legal costs to Valbuena as well as handing him a year’s suspended jail term after the court judged the French international to have “implicated himself personally, through subterfuge and lies, to convince his teammate to submit to the blackmail”.
Although, Benzema and his lawyers appealed the ruling of the Bailiffs that they want the money held in escrow while an appeal is being heard but the Valbuena party have blown off lid top turning to the adjudicators to recover the cash from Benzema saying:
“This is the logical consequence of the decision for immediate payment. We asked for an amicable agreement on payment, which was never reached”
Benzema’s account according to a source has been partially frozen since Friday.
Benzema has ever since the ruling returned to the French national team fold and has netted nine goals since his second coming.
The former Olympique Lyonnais hitman has also picked up a UEFA Euro Nations League with Didier Deschamps men and was recently named the player of the year by a French football magazine.