Platini's lawyer refuses to comment on probe
Platini's lawyer steps out of police station, declines to comment on probe
SHOWS: NANTERRE, FRANCE (JUNE 18, 2019) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1.
LAWYER DEFENDING FORMER HEAD OF EUROPEAN FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION UEFA MICHEL PLATINI, WILLIAM BOURDON, STEPPING OUT OF JUDICIARY POLICE STATION WHERE PLATINI IS BEING QUESTIONED 2.
BOURDON WALKING, JOURNALIST CALLING TO HIM 3.
BOURDON WALKING OUT OF RESTAURANT, DECLINING TO MAKE A COMMENT / BOURDON TAKING A SEAT AT TABLE, DECLINING TO MAKE A COMMENT 4.
VARIOUS OF BOURDON SEATED AT TABLE ST PETERSBURG, RUSSIA (JULY 25, 2015) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 5.
SEPP BLATTER TALKING WITH PLATINI 6.
BLATTER AND PLATINI TALKING DOHA, QATAR (FILE - APRIL 21, 2016) (QATAR 2022 VNR - ACCESS ALL) 7.
VARIOUS OF FIFA PRESIDENT GIANNI INFANTINO BEING SHOWN AROUND THE QATAR 2022 KHALIFA INTERNATIONAL STADIUM BEING BUILT STORY: The lawyer defending Michel Platini, the former head of European football association UEFA, stepped out of the judiciary police station in Nanterre where Platini was being detained for questioning on Tuesday (June 18) and declined to make any comments to reporters as he headed to lunch.
Platini was being held over the awarding of the 2022 World Cup soccer tournament to Qatar, a judicial source told Reuters.
The detention of the former soccer star was first reported by French investigative website Mediapart.
France's national financial prosecutor's office, which specializes in investigating economic crimes and corruption, has been leading a probe into the awarding of the 2022 tournament to the Gulf emirate since 2016.
It is looking into possible offenses including private corruption, conspiracy and influence peddling.
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