International Athletics

Interpol issues wanted notice for Diack's son

2016-01-14 18:29

Lyon - Interpol said Thursday it has issued a wanted notice for Papa Massata Diack, son of Lamine Diack, the disgraced former president of world athletics' governing body the IAAF.

"RED NOTICE: Papa Massata Diack, wanted by France on bribery, money-laundering & corruption charges," the Lyon-based international police organisation said on its Twitter account.

Diack's profile and mug shot were added to the list of 332 other wanted people on Interpol's online list.

Lamine Diack stood down as IAAF president in August before he was charged with corruption by French judges.

Lamine Diack and his son, a former marketing consultant for the IAAF, are suspected of having made millions from bribes and other shady deals.

Diack junior was banned for life by the IAAF's ethics commission on January 7.

The commission found that the son, former Russia athletics chief Valentin Balakhnichev and former Russian walking coach Alexei Melnikov "conspired to extort what were in substance bribes from the athlete by acts of blackmail".

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