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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Tapie Appeal Rejected

A French judge rejected Bernard Tapie's appeal against an order to quit European soccer champions Marseille in a probe into a bribery scam, sources said.

Magistrate Bernard Beffy upheld his ruling Tuesday ordering Tapie to quit as Marseille chairman by April 20, saying there could be new bribe attempts.

The former cabinet minister, who defiantly said he would decide when to quit, had appealed the ruling as infringing his status as a member of parliament.