Aurélien Michel, son of the former Guingampais Claude known as “Coco” Michel (438 matches between 1993 and 2005), arrested by Homeland Security agents at JFK airport in New York, announces the Telegram. The 24-year-old Breton is accused of cryptocurrency fraud, estimated at nearly three million euros.
He is accused of having resorted to a “rug pull”, or a “rug pull”. In fact, he would have set up a scheme “to defraud individual holders of cryptocurrency, in order to obtain money or property from them by means of one or more materially false and fraudulent pretexts, representations and promises”, according to the official document of justice.
Aurélien Michel would not have given any news to the buyers of his collection of NFT (non-fungible tokens) after having recovered their money. Le Breton admitted having embezzled funds, blaming the community of NFT buyers. “We never intended to pull the rug, but the community has become way too toxic. » Trained at Guingamp and Lannion, Aurélien Michel had given up his football career in 2017 to go into business.