Karim Benzema was heard as a witness in an investigation over drug trafficking and money laundering, French newspaper Liberation has revealed.
A source from Real Madrid has reportedly told the French daily that Benzema had to testify a few months ago over the acquisition of a small business in Paris by a company in which Benzema has shares.
However, the source claimed that the Frenchman was only a victim in this case: “He ended up being a shareholder in a restaurant and lost considerable amounts of money.”
According to Liberation, Renaud Van Ruymbeke, the magistrate in charge of the case, has ruled out Benzema as being directly responsible in the investigation.
The Los Blancos forward is also involved in a scandal for having allegedly blackmailed France national team team-mate Mathieu Valbuena over a sex-tape.