World Rugby vice-chairman Bernard Laporte found guilty of corruption

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Bernard Laporte, World Rugby vice-chairman and president of the French rugby federation, has been found guilty on corruption charges by a French court, including of influence peddling and illegally acquiring assets, and was on Tuesday handed a two-year suspended prison sentence and fined 75,000 euros.

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World Rugby has been thrown into crisis with Bernard Laporte suspending himself as vice-chairman after he was handed a two-year suspended prison sentence and fined 75,000 euros by a French court after being found guilty of corruption charges, reports The Guardian.