French Tennis Federation offices raided by investigators

Tuesday May 3rd, 2016

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The French Tennis Federation (FFT) announced that investigators raided the offices on Tuesday in response to the accusations and investigations regarding the governing body’s president.

Last month, an investigation was launched by France's financial prosecution service that looked into the tennis federation's possible corruption, improper use of influence and involvement in ticket scalping for Roland Garros in Paris. Investigators are also looking into claims that federation president Jean Gachassin used two private cars, which were paid for by the federation, and provided 600 French Open tickets to a friend and travel agent. The agent re-sold the tickets to others at a higher prices as part of VIP packages.

FFT says that it was “fully collaborating with the investigators.”


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FFT managing director Gilbert Ysern was fired from the organization in February after a fallout with Gachassin.

The French Open is scheduled to begin on May 22 and run through June 5.

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