former football international Tony Vairelles sentenced to 5 years in prison, 2 of which are suspended

The former striker of the French football team, Tony Vairelles, was sentenced on Monday to 5 years in prison, including 2 suspended sentences, by the Nancy court for violence with a weapon committed ten years earlier when leaving Paris. a nightclub.

His three brothers were also sentenced to prison terms: 5 years including 2 suspended sentences also for Fabrice Vairelles and 3 years including 2 suspended sentences for Jimmy and Giovan. They were on trial for having opened fire and injured three nightclub security guards in Essey-lès-Nancy (Meurthe-et-Moselle) in 2011. The four brothers are prohibited from possessing or carrying a weapon of a duration of 5 years.

They should call

According to The Republican Eastthey should appeal.

At the end of a procedure that dragged on, and after having escaped the Assize Court for “attempted murder”, Fabrice, Jimmy, Giovan and Tony Vairelles answered for “violence in a meeting, with premeditation and with a weapon “, and risked up to ten years in prison and a fine of 150,000 euros.

In March, at the end of his requisitions, François Pérain, the public prosecutor of Nancy, had requested 3 years firm against Fabrice and Tony Vairelles and 6 months firm for the two youngest brothers.

Three of the nightclub bouncers were sentenced to 3 to 4 months suspended for violence in meetings with weapons, in this case “a tear gas canister, security barriers and a truncheon”.

Tony Vairelles, now 49, was selected eight times for the French team, from 1998 to 2000. A colorful striker with the famous “mule cut”, he notably wore the colors of Lens, Lyon, Bordeaux, Bastia and Gueugnon.

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