The PNF magistrates opened this investigation "last week", and are carrying out the investigations themselves, without contacting an investigating service, a judicial source told AFP on Thursday, confirming information from L'Equipe.
They are looking at the elements reported in the complaint, filed at the end of August for favoritism and influence peddling, by Sébastien Chesbeuf, a former employee of Cojo with whom he is in conflict, now a consultant for the organization of sporting events .
Mr. Chesbeuf denounces the conditions for awarding a public contract issued in 2023 by the Provence-Alpes-Côte-d'Azur (Paca) region to constitute its pre-candidacy file for the 2030 Winter Olympics and accuses Mr. Aloisio for having favored another agency founded by a current Paris-2024 executive.
While he worked as a consultant with the sports marketing event company Keneo, Mr. Chesbeuf assures that Mr. Aloïsio intervened with the office of the president of the Paca region, Renaud Muselier, to dissuade her from working with them and promote the RNK company, a company co-founded at the end of 2020 by Edouard Donnelly.
The latter left the company in November 2022 when he joined Cojo as executive director of operations, raising suspicions of conflicts of interest.
At the end of August, Mr. Aloïsio “firmly refuted” to the AFP “the slanderous accusations of Mr. Chesbeuf, who has been in conflict with Paris-2024 since his dismissal” in 2020.
According to him, “the exchanges with the Paca region are part of the sharing of experience” with a view to their future candidacy for 2030.
Two separate investigations into suspicions of favoritism, illegal taking of interests and misappropriation of public funds during the awarding of Olympic Games contracts are already underway at the PNF.