France: Ex-athletics chief’s son claims conspiracy as trial verdict nears

The son of the former head of world athletics denounced the corruption and money laundering charges against himself and his father on Monday and called their trial in France a “conspiracy” by the “Anglo-Saxons.”

Papa Massata Diack’s comments came at a news conference he called in their home country of Senegal two days before a verdict is expected in the trial.

Diack’s father, Lamine Diack, was president of the IAAF, now known as World Athletics, from 1999-2015. Papa Massata Diack worked under his father as a consultant for the athletics body. The two men are charged with corruption, money laundering and breach of trust, and are alleged to have used their positions to enrich themselves to the tune of millions of dollars.

The original full article can be found at japantimes.co.jp

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