• Corruption probe launched into French Federation

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    PARIS: France’s financial prosecution service (PNF) has opened an investigation into allegations of corruption and embezzlement at the French Tennis Federation (FFT). The case relates to possible corruption connected to the sale of tickets for the French Open Grand Slam tennis tournament at Roland Garros in Paris. The preliminary inquiry was opened on March 19, the source said. The Paris prosecutor alerted the PNF to the suspicions on March 11 and the PNF transferred the case to the judicial police’s anti-corruption office. The FFT has been rocked by a number of recent controversies, including the firing of managing director Gilbert Ysern in February after weeks of disagreements with president Jean Gachassin.

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