French international footballer André-Pierre Gignac, scorer for the Tigres de México, admitted to the Attorney General’s Office (FGR) of this country being responsible for an anomaly that occurred in the process to obtain Mexican nationality, reported the local press.
“Gignac admitted his guilt to the FGR and accused the manager’s breach of trust in the process of not having a criminal record for naturalization,” the newspaper Reforma published on Tuesday.
The 35-year-old French striker appeared before the FGR in total secrecy and stated that he asked a third party to obtain, on his behalf, the letter of no criminal record, a document that by regulations each interested party must request personally.
The source of the FGR cited by Reforma said that due to the aforementioned anomaly, Gignac “will be entitled to a fine, the amount of which will be defined when the judge gives his ruling.”
According to the report, the FGR will announce the amount of the fine in a statement and Gignac will offer a conference to give a public explanation.
Gignac’s naturalization process as a Mexican was subjected to an investigation after the Ministry of Foreign Relations detected and reported anomalies. AFP (HN).